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Table 1 Characteristics of the study sample by criminal victimisation statusa

From: Crime and subjective well-being in the countries of the former Soviet Union

  Victim of physical violenceb Victim of theftb
Characteristic No Yes P-value No Yes P-value
Age (years)       
 18–34 6633 (98.0) 138 (2.0) <0.001 6304 (93.4) 446 (6.6) <0.001
 35–59 7666 (98.7) 98 (1.3)   7335 (94.6) 416 (5.4)  
  ≥ 60 3370 (99.1) 29 (0.9)   3243 (95.6) 150 (4.4)  
Sex       
 Male 7653 (98.1) 148 (1.9) <0.001 7337 (94.2) 451 (5.8) 0.491
 Female 10,016 (98.8) 117 (1.2)   9545 (94.4) 561 (5.6)  
Marital status       
 Married/cohabiting 10,956 (98.8) 134 (1.2) <0.001 10,514 (95.0) 559 (5.0) <0.001
 Never married 3591 (97.7) 85 (2.3)   3401 (92.8) 262 (7.2)  
 Divorced/widowed 3059 (98.5) 46 (1.5)   2906 (93.9) 190 (6.1)  
Educationc       
 High 4858 (98.6) 69 (1.4) 0.030 4595 (93.6) 315 (6.4) 0.026
 Middle 10,479 (98.6) 147 (1.4)   10,035 (94.6) 568 (5.4)  
 Low 2288 (97.9) 49 (2.1)   2210 (94.6) 127 (5.4)  
Wealthd       
 High 5536 (98.6) 79 (1.4) 0.376 5208 (93.1) 383 (6.9) <0.001
 Average 6249 (98.6) 87 (1.4)   5983 (94.7) 337 (5.3)  
 Low 5884 (98.3) 99 (1.7)   5691 (95.1) 292 (4.9)  
Self-rated health       
 Good/fair 14,375 (98.6) 200 (1.4) 0.011 13,755 (94.6) 788 (5.4) 0.007
 Poor 3240 (98.0) 65 (2.0)   3080 (93.4) 218 (6.6)  
Location       
 Urban 10,658 (98.5) 161 (1.5) 0.886 10,147 (94.1) 633 (5.9) 0.123
 Rural 7011 (98.5) 104 (1.5)   6735 (94.7) 379 (5.3)  
Heavy episodic drinkinge       
 No 15,631 (98.7) 205 (1.3) <0.001 14,950 (94.6) 846 (5.4) <0.001
 Yes 2038 (97.1) 60 (2.9)   1932 (92.1) 166 (7.9)  
Country       
 Armenia 1782 (99.3) 13 (0.7) <0.001 1723 (96.2) 68 (3.8) <0.001
 Azerbaijan 1753 (98.1) 34 (1.9)   1734 (97.5) 45 (2.5)  
 Belarus 1784 (99.2) 15 (0.8)   1696 (94.2) 104 (5.8)  
 Georgia 2188 (99.5) 11 (0.5)   2141 (97.5) 54 (2.5)  
 Kazakhstan 1770 (98.3) 30 (1.7)   1678 (93.6) 114 (6.4)  
 Kyrgyzstan 1757 (97.8) 39 (2.2)   1687 (94.1) 105 (5.9)  
 Moldova 1749 (97.4) 46 (2.6)   1614 (89.9) 181 (10.1)  
 Russia 2939 (98.7) 39 (1.3)   2801 (94.6) 160 (5.4)  
 Ukraine 1947 (98.1) 38 (1.9)   1808 (90.9) 181 (9.1)  
  1. aData in numbers (percentages)
  2. bRefers to events which occurred in the past 12 months
  3. cEducation was classified as: low (less than complete secondary education), middle (complete secondary education), high (incomplete or complete higher education)
  4. dPrincipal component analysis was used to generate a wealth index based on the possession of ten household assets
  5. eHeavy episodic drinking was defined as consumption of at least one of the following on one occasion: ≥2 l of beer, ≥750 g of wine, or ≥200 g of strong spirits
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