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Table 1 Frequency distribution by sex of self-rated health (SRH) and selected variables among 955 young adults (18–29 years). Belo Horizonte Health Study, Brazil, 2008–2009

From: Self-rated health and perceived violence in the neighborhood is heterogeneous between young women and men

Variable Total N(%) Females N (%) Males N (%)
Participants 955 (100) 519 (54,35) 436 (45,65)
Self-rated health
 Very good/good 779 (81,70) 413 (79,70) 366 (83,90)
 Fair/poor/very poor 175 (18,30) 105 (20,30) 70 (16,10)
 Perceived violence score 1,21- 4,85 (\( \overline{\mathrm{X}} \):2,23; dp:0,74) 1,21 - 4,85 (\( \overline{\mathrm{X}} \):2,32;dp:0,77) 1,21 - 4,65 (\( \overline{\mathrm{X}} \):2,14;dp:0,70)
 Time residing in the same neighborhood (\( \overline{\mathrm{X}} \):13,81;dp:9,02) (\( \overline{\mathrm{X}} \):13,05;dp:8,92) (\( \overline{\mathrm{X}} \):14,72;dp:9,06)
Age (years):
 18–24 523 (54,80) 268 (51,60) 255 (58,50)
 25–29 432 (45,20) 251 (48,40) 181 (41,50)
Marital state
 Married/living together 312 (32,67) 199 (38,34) 113 (25,90)
 Single, divorced/separated 643 (67,33) 320 (61,66) 323 (74,10)
Educational level
 Able to read, primary school, 1st-4th grades not completed, 1st-4th grade completed, 5th-8th grade not completed 216 (22,64) 123 (23,70) 93 (22,20)
 5th-8th grade completed, high school not completed 483 (50,63) 261 (50,40) 222 (50,10)
 High school graduate, technical school, attended university 176 (18,45) 86 (16,60) 90 (20,60)
 University graduate, post-undergraduate studies 79 (8,28) 48 (9,30) 31 (7,10)
Socioeconomic position scorea
 1 213 (22,40) 136 (26,20) 77 (17,70)
 2 184 (19,30) 110 (21,20) 74 (17,00)
 3 185 (19,40) 89 (17,20) 96 (22,00)
 4 193 (20,30) 95 (18,30) 98 (22,50)
 5 178 (18,70) 89 (17,20) 89 (20,40)
Alcohol consumption
 Non-drinker 608 (63,67) 378 (72,80) 230 (52,70)
 Moderate consumption 111 (11,62) 56 (10,80) 55 (12,60)
 Excessive consumption 236 (24,71) 85 (16,40) 151 (34,60)
Smoking
 Yes 154 (16,10) 74(14,30) 80 (18,40)
 No 801 (83,90) 445 (85,70) 356 (81,60)
Satisfied with his/her own weight
 Yes 417 (43,70) 194 (37,38) 223 (51,20)
 No 538 (57,30) 325 (62,62) 213 (48,80)
Physical activity
 Yes 376 (39,40) 134 (25,80) 242 (55,50)
 No 579 (60,60) 385 (74,20) 194 (44,50)
Healthy diet
 Yes 314 (32,90) 185 (35,65) 129 (29,60)
 No 641 (67,10) 334 (64,35) 307 (70,40)
Chronic disease
 Yes 339 (35,53) 233 (44,89) 106 (24,37)
 No 615 (64,47) 286 (55,11) 329 (75,63)
  1. Missing data: chronic disease (n = 7), SRH (n = 1), education level (n = 1), and socioeconomic score (n = 2). a. SPS: Score ranging from 0 to 3.39; higher number of assets = higher score