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Table 3 Major categories and sub-categories of socioeconomic indictors and their descriptive statistics

From: Development of two socioeconomic indices for Saudi Arabia

Variablesa Mean SD Skewness Kurtosis Min Max
Educational status
 Illiterate & read/write 00.40 00.09 00.43 03.74 00.18 00.73
 School degree .49 00.06 − 00.56 04.68 00.22 00.66
 Diploma & university .09 00.03 00.35 03.69 00.01 00.20
 Higher education 0 0 02.55 12.46 0 00.01
Employment status
 In the labour force .48 00.07 00.32 02.64 00.31 00.66
 Students .17 00.03 −00.54 03.94 00.05 00.23
 Housewives 00.26 00.05 00.51 03.22 00.16 00.41
 Retired 00.03 00.01 00.11 02.62 0 00.06
 Other employment 00.03 00.01 00.86 03.37 0 00.08
Type of housing
 Traditional house (TH) 00.44 00.22 00.39 01.96 00.03 00.89
 Villa 00.20 00.13 00.20 01.70 00.01 00.51
 Floor in TH or villa 00.07 00.05 00.78 02.74 0 00.23
 Apartment 00.17 00.14 01.51 04.94 0 00.64
 Other type of housing 00.10 00.07 02.73 15.51 00.01 00.54
Tenure of housing
 Home owned 00.57 00.14 −00.32 02.37 00.24 00.84
 Home rented 00.26 00.12 00.79 03.53 0 00.63
 Home provided 00.15 00.09 01.41 05.57 00.02 00.51
 Other tenure 00.01 00.01 03.33 15.91 0 00.07
Car ownership
 No car available 00.29 00.09 00.78 03.00 00.12 00.53
 One car 00.46 00.07 00.35 03.29 00.27 00.69
 Two or more cars 00.24 00.08 −00.33 02.07 00.03 00.38
Household amenities
 Phone not available 00.46 00.19 00.66 02.66 00.13 00.96
 TV not available 00.21 00.12 01.30 05.39 00.03 00.72
 PC not available 00.80 00.11 −00.96 03.93 00.43 00.98
 Internet not available 00.87 00.08 −01.36 05.16 00.58 00.99
 Library not available 00.84 00.08 −00.70 03.15 00.57 00.98
 Satellite not available 00.63 00.17 −00.57 03.14 00.13 00.97
 Video not available 00.78 00.13 −00.85 − 03.25 00.35 00.98
 Video games not available 00.77 00.09 −00.34 02.85 00.48 00.97
  1. aNumbers are proportions, calculated by using indicator specific denominators