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Table 1 Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the primary carer (N = 343)

From: Determinants of self-rated health in an Irish deprived suburban population – a cross sectional face-to-face household survey

Indicator Number %
Gender (N = 343/343; 100 %)
 Female 237 69.1 %
 Male 106 30.9 %
Age (N = 339/343; 98.8 %)
 20–34 65 19.2 %
 35–49 93 27.4 %
 50–64 113 33.3 %
 65+ 68 20.1 %
Nationality (N = 325/343; 94.8 %)
 Irish 298 91.7 %
 Other 27 8.3 %
Marital status (N = 342/343; 99.7 %)
 Married 179 52.3 %
 Separated, divorced, widowed 72 21.1 %
 Single 67 19.6 %
 Cohabitating 24 7.0 %
Highest level of education attained (N = 337/343; 98.3 %)
 Primary education or less 90 26.7 %
 Junior or intermediate certificate, technical or vocational training 75 22.3 %
 Leaving certificate, A-level 55 16.3 %
 Non-degree qualification 69 20.5 %
 Degree, professional qualification or both 41 12.2 %
 Postgraduate qualification 7 2.1 %
Current employment status (N = 343/343; 100 %)
 Working full time 94 27.4 %
 Retired 71 20.7 %
 Working in the home 54 15.7 %
 Unemployed 51 14.9 %
 Working part time 47 13.7 %
 Ill/unable to work 19 5.5 %
 In education 6 1.7 %
 Government Employment Programme 1 0.3 %
Level of health cover (N = 341/343; 99.4 %)
 Medical carda 187 54.8 %
 Neither medical card nor private health insurance 99 29.0 %
 Private health insurance 47 13.8 %
 Doctor visit card 8 2.3 %
Physical activity IPAQ score (N = 324/343; 94.5 %)
 Active 202 62.3 %
 Inactive 122 37.7 %
Stress experienced in the last 12 months? (N = 341/343; 99.4 %)
 No 111 32.6 %
 Yes 230 67.4 %
Self-rating of health (N = 342/343; 99.7 %)
 Very good 84 24.6 %
 Good 158 46.2 %
 Fair 76 22.2 %
 Bad 19 5.6 %
 Very bad 5 1.5 %
  1. aState provided general medical (primary care) services (GMS) to those households on low income