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Table 1 Sociodemographic and socioeconomic characteristics, and proportions with perceived stress in the deprived neighbourhoods and the general population

From: Associations between perceived stress, socioeconomic status, and health-risk behaviour in deprived neighbourhoods in Denmark: a cross-sectional study

  Study population, % (n) Proportion with perceived stress, %
  Deprived neighbourhoods General population Deprived neighbourhoods General population
Total 5113 14,686 33.6 26.7
Sex
 Men 45.8 2342 45.8 6731 30.3 22.9
 Women 54.2 2771 54.2 7955 36.5 30.5
Age (years)
 18–24 9.0 460 8.1 1192 39.6 31.6
 25–44 33.9 1734 28.6 4197 40.3 25.3
 45–64 35.0 1791 39.1 5743 33.6 24.4
  ≥ 65 22.0 1126 24.2 3554 20.9 30.8
Ethnic background
 Danish 82.8 4235 94.1 13,812 31.3 25.5
 Western 2.1 106 2.7 396 34.0 32.9
    Non-Western 15.1 772 3.3 478 47.4 42.5
Cohabitation status
 Cohabiting 44.7 2287 73.5 10,531 30.4 23.6
 Living alone 55.3 2826 26.5 3798 36.3 32.4
Highest educational level
 No education/Basic school 32.6 1664 11.4 1624 35.6 37.9
 Upper secondary or vocational school 36.0 1837 34.7 4929 31.7 25.5
 Short-cycle higher education 10.0 508 11.7 1659 34.7 24.1
 Medium-cycle higher education 11.0 610 19.5 2773 30.7 21.0
 Long-cycle higher education 3.5 179 11.1 1585 29.3 19.4
 Other educationa 6.0 307 11.6 1656 41.5 34.7
Employment status
 Employed  41.3 2108 57.3 8057 28.8 20.5
    Unemployed 14.7 752 3.1 440 51.7 43.7
 Disability pensioner 9.9 504 3.8 529 49.5 57.9
 Other non-employedb 34.1 1743 35.8 5043 27.3 31.1
Socioeconomic status (SES)1
 Low SES 23.3 1191 9.8 1414 38.0 42.6
 Medium/high SES 76.7 3920 90.2 13,095 32.4 25.0
  1. aIncluding “Still attending school”
  2. bOthers (E.g. student, early retirement/age pensioners)
  3. 1Based on highest educational level and employment status