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Table 1 Demographic variables and means of perceived health across employed, unemployed and disability benefit recipients

From: Employment status and perceived health in the Hordaland Health Study (HUSK)

Variable Employed Unemployed Disability Benefits
   N 13156 439 1 351
   % of sample 88.0 2.9 9.1
Gender (n/%)    
   Female 6754/51.3 293/66.7 886/65.6
Education (n/%)‡    
   Primary 2051/15.6 126/28.7 441/32.6
   Secondary 6041/45.9 228/51.9 607/44.9
   1–3 yr higher 2662/20.2 41/9.3 184/13.6
   ≥ 4 yr higher 2402/18.3 44/10.0 119/8.8
Income (n/%)‡    
   ≤ 249 999 3681/28.0 210/47.8 642/47.5
   250000 – 499 999 6001/45.6 196/44.6 585/43.3
   500000 ≤ 3474/26.4 33/7.5 124/9.1
Marital Status (n/%)    
   Single 3129/23.8 159/36.2 532/39.4
Perceived Physical Health (mean) 51.34 49.62 38.17
Perceived Mental Health (mean) 53.15 51.23 47.07
  1. ‡ Some of the percentages do not add up to 100 due to rounding