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Table 1 Basic characteristics of study subjects and regions.

From: Accumulation of health risk behaviours is associated with lower socioeconomic status and women's urban residence: a multilevel analysis in Japan

   Men Women
Individual variable (20030 men and 21076 women)
Age (mean, range: years) 42.9 (25–59) 42.9 (25–59)
Marital status (N, %) Married 14701 (73.4) 16208 (76.9)
  Single 4635 (23.1) 3217 (15.3)
  Separated 137 (0.7) 541 (2.6)
  Divorced 557 (2.8) 1110 (5.3)
Occupation a (N, %) Profession 3747 (18.7) 2243 (10.6)
  Manager 1736 (8.7) 310 (1.5)
  Clerk 1776 (8.9) 3051 (14.5)
  Sales work 1972 (9.8) 1785 (8.5)
  Service work 1697 (8.5) 2242 (10.6)
  Agriculture 680 (3.4) 535 (2.5)
  Transport 1063 (5.3) 80 (0.4)
  Labour 4752 (23.7) 2167 (10.3)
  Housework 28 (0.1) 5765 (27.4)
  Others 2579 (12.9) 2898 (13.8)
Income quintile (median: thousand yen) 5th (highest) 6035
  4th 4000
  3rd 2989
  2nd 2200
  1st (lowest) 1250
Regional variable (60 prefectures and metropolitan cities)   
Per capita income (mean, range: thousand yen) 1423.4 (865–2042)
Unemployment rate (mean, range: %) 4.68 (3.0–9.4)
  1. a Profession = professional and technical workers; clerk = clerical and related workers; agriculture = agriculture, foresty and fishery workers; labour = craftmen, mining, production process and construction workers, and labourers.