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Table 1 Characteristics of individuals in each income category

From: Impact of social ties on self reported health in France: Is everyone affected equally?

  Income  
  High Medium-High Medium-Low Low  
Number of individuals 1284 (24.7) 1445 (27.8) 1131 (21.7) 1345 (25.8)  
Average age (years) 48.1 47.5 48.6 48.6 ns
Woman (%) 663 (51.6) 758 (52.4) 624 (55.2) 827 (61.4) p < 0.001
Number (%) reporting less than good health 248 (19.3) 410 (28.7) 410 (28.4) 605 (44.9) p < 0.001
Number (%) without various social ties:      
   Felt alone yesterday 99 (8) 120 (8) 128 (11) 237 (18) p < 0.001
   Did not receive a phone call 88 (7) 152 (11) 155 (14) 268 (20) p < 0.001
   Have no friends 93 (7) 166 (11) 162 (14) 244 (18) p < 0.001
   Not a member of a club 665 (52) 941 (65) 784 (69) 1021 (76) p < 0.001
   Lives alone 281 (22) 358 (25) 282 (25) 556 (41) p < 0.001