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Table 1 Distribution of variables by country of residence and birth (column percentages)

From: Is there a "Scottish effect" for self reports of health? Individual level analysis of the 2001 UK census

  Lives in England born in England Lives in England born in Scotland Lives in Scotland born in England Lives in Scotland born in Scotland All
Total Number 671187 16324 8046 73328 768,885
  % % % % %
Age*** ###   ++   
25–29 12.0 9.1 10.9 10.9 11.8
30–44 42.6 39.8 43.7 42.2 42.6
45–59 36.1 41.5 36.5 36.8 36.3
60–64 9.3 9.6 8.9 10.1 9.4
Sex*** ###   ++   
Male 49.5 51.4 49.9 48.1 49.4
Female 50.5 48.6 50.1 51.9 50.6
Tenure*** ###   +++   
Owned outright 22.1 18.4 21.3 17.7 21.6
Owned with mortgage 54.9 53.6 53.5 52.9 54.7
Privately rented 8.7 13.7 13.1 6.5 8.6
Socially rented 14.3 14.3 12.1 22.9 15.1
Number of cars*** ###   +++   
No car 13.2 16.4 12.4 21.0 14.0
1 car 41.7 40.4 44.6 45.1 42.0
2 cars 35.0 34.3 35.2 27.6 34.3
3 cars or more 10.2 8.9 7.8 6.3 9.7
Housing conditions***    +++   
Not deprived 88.2 87.8 89.8 84.1 87.8
Deprived 11.8 12.2 10.2 15.9 12.2
Economic activity***    +++   
Employed 74.6 75.0 74.8 69.9 74.2
Unemployed 3.2 3.1 3.7 3.9 3.3
Economically inactive 22.2 21.9 21.5 26.2 22.5
Limiting long term illness*** ##   +++   
No 84.5 83.7 86.1 80.8 84.1
Yes 15.5 16.3 13.9 19.2 15.9
General health over last twelve months*** ###   +++   
Good 67.4 68.2 72.2 65.3 67.3
Fairly good 23.7 22.0 19.6 23.2 23.6
Not good 8.9 9.8 8.2 11.5 9.1
  1. Chi-square test (comparing all groups), * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001.
  2. Chi-square test (comparing people living in England only), # p < 0.05, ## p < 0.01, ### p < 0.001.
  3. Chi-square test (comparing people living in Scotland only), + p < 0.05, ++ p < 0.01, +++ p < 0.001.