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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the study sample (N = 1279) and Turkey

From: Normative data and discriminative properties of short form 36 (SF-36) in Turkish urban population

   18–24 - 12.0
Age groups   
   25–34 27 20.3
   35–44 22 23.8
   45–54 15 22.0
   55–64 10 12.8
   65+ 10 9.1
Sex   
   Male 50 47.6
Educational level   
   No formal education 10 7.0
   Primary 34 30.4
   Elementary 12 13.0
   High school 23 25.0
   University 21 24.6
Economic position NA  
   Good   9.7
   Fair   81.2
   Bad, very bad   9.1
Employment status NA  
White collar   16.2
Blue collar   19.0
Self employed   3.8
Unemployed   4.1
Retired   17.0
Housewife   34.7
Student - 5.2
  1. NA: not available