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Table 1 Demographic and health statistics in 2008

From: Investigating the relationship between self-rated health and social capital in South Africa: a multilevel panel data analysis

Variable Category n (%)
Individual-level variable   
Gender Male 3329 (37.55)
  Female 5537 (62.45)
Age 15-21 2017 (22.75)
  22-35 2306 (26.01)
  36-59 3359 (37.89)
  60+ 1184 (13.35)
Self-rated health in Wave 1 Poor health 1891 (21.33)
  Good health 6975 (78.67)
Race White 276 (3.11)
  Black 7346 (82.66)
  Coloured 1145 (12.91)
  Indian/Asian 99 (1.11)
Marital status Married/Living with partner 3228 (36.41)
  Widow/Divorced/Separated/Never married 5638 (63.69)
Education No schooling to some primary school 2748 (30.99)
  Completed primary school and some high school 4436 (50.03)
  Completed high school or more 1682 (18.97)
Employment status Employed 1965 (22.16)
  Unemployed 6901 (77.84)
Urban/rural classification Urban formal/Urban informal 3919 (44.20)
  Rural formal/Former tribal area 4947 (55.80)
Obese Yes 2230 (25.15)
  No 6636 (74.85)
Smoker Yes 1642 (18.52)
  No 7224 (81.48)
Household-level variable   
Household size [mean (SD)] (continuous) 5.28 (3.18)
Per capita household income quintiles 5th quintile 1021 (11.52)
  1st quintile 1762 (19.87)
  2nd quintile 2123 (23.95)
  3rd quintile 2046 (23.08)
  4th quintile 1914 (21.59)
Neighbourhood-level variable   
Living environment index deprivation index [mean (SD)] (continuous) 0.34 (1.68)
  1. Note: Reference categories used for multilevel models for each variable are listed first and bolded.