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Table 1 Characteristics of the study sample (n = 1209 PARC Study, East Belfast, UK; Feb 2010 – Jan 2011)

From: Individual factors and perceived community characteristics in relation to mental health and mental well-being

Characteristic n Percent Mean St. Dev.
Gender     
 Male 490 40.5   
 Female 719 59.5   
Age, years a 1192 98.6 50.36 19.94
Employment Status     
 Unemployed 60 5.0   
 Employed/Retired/Student/Other 1149 95.0   
Marital Status a     
 Married/cohabiting 604 50.0   
 Single/Divorced/Widowed 603 49.9   
Education to Degree/Diploma Level a     
 Yes 396 32.8   
 No 811 67.1   
Housing Tenure a     
   Owner Occupied 845 69.9   
 Rent/Other 353 29.2   
Smoking a     
    Ever 594 49.1   
 Never 613 50.7   
Alcohol intake (frequency) a     
 Weekly or more 583 48.2   
 Monthly 266 22.0   
 Yearly 58 4.8   
 Not in last year 289 23.9   
PA category a     
 Low level 462 38.2   
 Medium level 373 30.9   
 High Level 372 30.8   
Number of vehicles access to     
 0 301 24.9   
 1 555 45.9   
 2 + 353 29.2   
Access to bicycle a     
 Yes 402 33.3   
 No 806 66.7   
NIMDM b     
 1 – most deprived 217 17.9   
 2 223 18.4   
 3 94 7.8   
 4 232 19.2   
 5 – least deprived 443 36.6   
  1. a Data not complete for all cases (n < 1209)
  2. b NIMDM: Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure [31]