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Table 1 Characteristics of the community-dwelling population

From: Which environmental factors are associated with lived health when controlling for biological health? - a multilevel analysis

  Community-dwelling population (N = 17303)
  N %
Gender   
 Female 10881 62.4
 Male 6422 37.6
Age, years   
Younger than or equal to 65 years 6748 40.4
Older than 65 years 10555 59.6
Education   
 No school 2008 11.4
 Primary school incomplete 6141 35.0
 Primary school complete 5242 29.3
 Secondary school first step 1566 9.3
 Secondary school finished 851 5.4
 Professional school medium 455 2.9
 Professional school superior 276 1.7
 University 740 5.0
Number of health conditionsa   
 No health condition 2572 14.9
 One health condition 4703 27.2
 Two health conditions 3957 23.0
 Three or more health conditions 6071 35.0
  1. All data are population weighted
  2. aThe health conditions were: Spinal-cord injury, Parkinson’s disease, Lateral sclerosis, Multiple sclerosis, Agenesis/Amputation, Laryngectomy, Arthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis or Ankylosing spondylitis, Muscular dystrophy, Spina bifida/hydrocephalus, Myocardial infarction or Ischaemic cardiomyopathy, Cerebrovascular accidents, Down’s syndrome, Autism and other disorders associated with autism, Cerebral palsy, Acquired brain damage, Senile Dementia of the Alzheimer Type, Other types of dementia, Schizophrenia, Depression, Bipolar disorder, Retinitis pigmentosa, Myopia magna, Senile macular degeneration, Diabetic retinopathy, Glaucoma, Cataract, HIV/AIDS, Rare illnesses, Cancer