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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of intervention and comparison neighbourhoods

From: Positive Health beyond boundaries in community care: design of a prospective study on the effects and implementation of an integrated community approach

  Number of Inhabitants (CBS,2016) Age distribution (CBS, 2016) Nonwestern immigrants (CBS, 2016) Inhabitants with a low incomea (Municipality Monitor, 2016) Inhabitants with an academic degree (university /university of applied sciences) (PHS Monitor, 2017) Does not feel in control over own life (PHS, 2017) Perceives own health as poor (PHS, 2017) Increased risk of anxiety/Depression (PHS,2017) Experiences severe loneliness (PHS,2017) Is overweight (BMI between 25 and 30)b (PHS,2017)
Intervention group
Nazareth 3.280 0–24 yrs.: 29% 14% 54% 20% 24% 28% 69% 19% 48%
25–64 yrs.: 55%
≥65 yrs. 16%
Limmel 2.370 0–24 yrs. = 44% 21% 52% 17% 13% 28% 54% 22% 47%
25–64 yrs. = 44%
≥65 yrs. = 12%
Wyckerpoort 4.015 0–24 yrs. = 31% 14% 51% 49% 9% 24% 36% 12% 43%
25–64 yrs. = 49%
≥65 yrs. = 20%
Wittevrouwenveld 5.706 0–24 yrs. = 36% 19% 56% 29% 15% 24% 53% 18% 57%
25-64 yrs. = 53%
≥65 yrs. = 11%
Comparison group
Mariaberg 4.965 0-24 yrs. = 33% 14% 58% 28% 17% 37% 57% 17% 51%
25-64 yrs. = 49%
≥65 yrs. = 17%
Pottenberg 2.415 0-24 yrs. = 24% 18% 58% 21% 18% 37% 53% 28% 56%
25-64 yrs. = 53%
≥65 yrs. = 22%
Caberg 3.410 0-24 yrs. = 33% 20% 60% 23% 22% 40% 58% 16% 58%
25-64 yrs. = 51%
≥65 yrs. = 17%
Malberg 5.345 0-24 yrs. = 23% 13% 55% 16% 19% 40% 51% 21% 58%
25-64 yrs. = 50%
≥65 yrs. = 28%
Maastricht and the Netherlands
Maastricht 122.533 0-24 yrs. = 30% 10% 14.3% 40% 12% 21% 45% 14% 46%
25-64 yrs. = 49%
≥65 yrs. = 20%
Netherlands 17.205.411 0-20 yrs. = 23.5% 12% 9% 34% 10% 21% 44% 10% 49%
21-64 yrs. = 59%
≥65 yrs. = 17.6%
  1. (Source: CBS – Statistics Netherlands, 2016; National Monitor Public Health Services South Limburg, 2017; Municipality Monitor Social Domain Maastricht, 2018)
  2. aThreshold low income = 1030 euro’s for a one person household and 1930 for a couple with two children [31]
  3. bBeing overweight: a Body Mass Index between 25 and 30 [41]