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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents to the Caerphilly Health and Social Needs Study (CHSNS)

From: Perceptions of the neighbourhood environment and self rated health: a multilevel analysis of the Caerphilly Health and Social Needs Study

   Men (n = 4,877) Women (n = 6,015)
Health Outcome    
Self Rated Health Excellent/(Very) Good 3079 (63.1%) 4029 (67.0%)
  Fair/Poor 1770 (36.3%) 1939 (32.2%)
  Missing values 29 (0.6%) 47 (0.8%)
Socio-demographics    
Age   Mean= 48.3; SD = 15.2 Mean= 46.4; SD = 15.2
Social class Class I and II 1143 (23.4%) 1276 (21.2%)
  Class III NM 420 (8.6%) 1701 (28.3%)
  Class III M 1705 (35.0%) 501(8.3%)
  Class IV and V 1109 (22.7%) 1588 (26.4%)
  Other 177 (3.6%) 495 (8.2%)
  Missing values 323 (6.6%) 454 (7.5%)
Employment Status Employed 2644 (54.2%) 2903 (48.3%)
  Unemployed 176 (3.6%) 113 (1.9%)
  Retired 999 (20.5%) 1190 (19.8%)
  Disability 669 (13.7%) 647 (10.8%)
  Other 160 (3.3%) 841 (14.0%)
  Missing values 229 (4.7%) 321 (5.3%)
Household Tenure Home owner 3980 (81.6%) 4723 (78.5%)
  Non home owner 822 (16.9%) 1188 (19.8%)
  Missing values 75 (1.5%) 104 (1.7%)
Neighbourhood perceptions (1)    
Access to amenities (scale 1–5)   Mean = 3.71; SD = 0.79 Mean = 3.75; SD = 0.82
Neighbourhood quality (scale 1–3)   Mean = 1.90; SD = 0.47 Mean = 1.89; SD = 0.47
Neighbourhood disorder (scale 1–3)   Mean = 1.56; SD = 0.42 Mean = 1.57; SD = 0.42
Social cohesion (scale 1–5)   Mean = 3.63; SD = 0.67 Mean = 3.67; SD = 0.69
  1. (1) Higher scores represent a more negative evaluation of the neighbourhood.