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Table 2 Characteristics of the households (N = 343)

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

Indicator Number (%)
Household occupancy status (N = 336/343; 98.0 %)
 Outright owner/ Mortgage 203 60.4
 Renting privately 29 8.6
 Renting from or rent paid by health board/county council 104 31.0
Number of people living in the household (N = 341/343; 99.4 %)
 1 to 2 people 140 41.1
 3 to 4 people 142 41.6
 5 to 11 people 59 17.3
 Median 3.0  
Does a person with a chronic illness live in the household? (N = 335/343; 97.7 %)
 No 161 48.1
 Yes 174 51.9
Does a person with a disability live in the household? (N = 330/343; 96.2 %)
 No 272 82.4
 Yes 58 17.6
Does a smoker live in the household? (N = 340/343; 99.1 %)
 No 189 55.6
 Yes 151 44.4
Has a member of the household used the local hospital in the previous 12 months? (N = 342/343; 99.7 %)
 No 149 43.6
 Yes 193 56.4
Did anyone in the household use general practice services in the previous 12 months? (N = 341/343; 99.4 %)
 No 18 5.3
 Yes 323 94.7