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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of the respondents in the study sample (N = 258,928) compared to the Dutch population

From: Social Exclusion Index-for Health Surveys (SEI-HS): a prospective nationwide study to extend and validate a multidimensional social exclusion questionnaire

Characteristics Study sample Study sample Dutch populationa
Unweighted Weighted
Sex: male (%) 45.2 49.1 49.0
Age (mean, SD) 54.8 (17.7) 48.7 (17.6) 48.8
Ethnic background: non-Western (%) 5.2 10.4 10.2
Educational level: very low (%)b 8.7 7.4 7.8
Employment status: Unemployed, recipient of social security or disability benefits. (%) 9.6 10.3 10.6
Income: low (%)c 10.5 14.1 14.4
Family situation: living alone (%) 17.3 17.2 17.8
Geographic area: highly urbanised (%)d 14.9 20.2 20.2
Geographic area: rural (%)e 14.5 10.7 10.7
  1. aData source: Sex, ethnicity and urbanisation: Statistics Netherlands 2012 (statline.cbs.nl); Other data: PHM 2012
  2. bNo education and primary school
  3. cLow income = lowest quintile standardised yearly household income (2010) i.e. below 15.200 Euro. Data obtained from Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
  4. dMunicipality with area address density > =2500 adresses per km2 (2012). Data obtained from Statistics Netherlands
  5. eMunicipality with area address density <500 adresses per km2 (2012). Data obtained from Statistics Netherlands