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Table 1 Self-Rated health and cultural activity by demographic characteristics (N = 1,244)

From: Are variations in rates of attending cultural activities associated with population health in the United States?

Characteristic SRH No. of Cultural Activities Attended
  N % 0 1 – 2 3 – 4 5 – 6
Age       
   18–24 104 85.6 5.8 52.9 31.7 9.6
   25–34 294 87.1 12.9 51.0 26.9 9.2
   35–44 296 83.8 14.9 46.3 27.4 11.5
   45–54 221 77.4 18.1 43.4 24.9 13.6
   55–64 138 76.1 29.7 34.1 20.3 15.9
   65–74 116 66.4 35.3 38.8 15.5 10.3
   75+ 75 53.3 56.0 32.0 8.0 4.0
Gender       
   Male 570 78.8 20.0 47.7 21.4 10.9
   Female 674 79.7 20.5 41.8 26.4 11.3
Marital Status       
   Married 586 82.9 20.6 44.0 22.9 12.5
   Widowed 109 60.6 43.1 38.5 15.6 2.8
   Div/Sep 232 73.7 17.6 51.7 22.8 7.7
   Never married 317 83.0 13.6 42.3 30.3 13.9
Race       
   White 984 80.3 18.5 43.7 25.9 11.9
   Black 174 76.4 29.9 50.0 14.9 5.2
   Other 86 73.3 20.9 43.0 22.1 14.0
No. of Children       
   None 271 79.2 -- -- -- --
   One 176 82.2 -- -- -- --
   Two or more 438 78.3 -- -- -- --
   Mean (SD) 1.8 (1.7) 1.7 (1.4) 1.9 (1.8) 1.7 (1.6) 1.9 (1.7)
   Range 0 to 8   0 to 8  
Subjective Social Class       
   Lower 73 43.8 37.0 42.5 16.4 4.1
   Working 564 78.0 22.0 51.8 19.9 6.4
   Middle 560 84.6 16.6 38.9 28.9 15.5
   Upper 47 85.1 17.0 27.7 29.8 25.5
Employment Status       
   Employed 849 86.2 14.8 45.1 26.9 13.2
   Not working 99 66.7 24.2 45.5 22.2 8.1
   Retired 161 60.9 37.9 38.5 16.1 7.5
   Homemaker 135 66.7 30.4 47.4 17.8 4.4
HH Income ($)       
   < 14,999 257 63.0 39.7 38.9 15.2 6.2
   15,000 – 29,999 314 76.1 19.4 48.4 24.5 7.6
   30,000–49,999 313 83.4 18.5 47.0 25.2 9.3
   50,000–74,999 182 89.6 9.9 54.4 22.5 13.2
   ≥ 75,000 178 90.4 7.3 31.5 36.0 25.3
Education       
   < High school 209 60.3 44.5 45.9 9.1 --
   High school 352 73.6 28.7 53.1 16.2 2.0
   Some college 360 86.4 10.8 49.7 27.8 11.7
   College degree 323 89.8 5.9 28.5 38.4 27.2
No. Cultural Activities       
   0 events 252 64.7 -- -- -- --
   1 event 295 75.3 -- -- -- --
   2 events 259 84.2 -- -- -- --
   3 events 180 83.3 -- -- -- --
   4 events 120 90.8 -- -- -- --
   5 events 98 89.8 -- -- -- --
   6 events 40 90.0 -- -- -- --
  1. Data shown are percentages reporting good/excellent SRH (left side), and percentages reported 0, 1–2, 3–4, 5–6 cultural activities (right side).