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Table 1 Characteristics of population regarding self-rated health - ELSA-Brasil baseline (2008–10)

From: Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil): socio-occupational class as an effect modifier for the relationship between adiposity measures and self-rated health

  Self-rated health
Good Fair Poor
Female sex
 Agea 51.4 (8.8) 53.7 (8.9) 53.9 (8.6)
 Self-declared colourb
  Black 1023 (16.6) 375 (27.8) 47 (27)
  Brown 1617 (26.2) 468 (34.6) 64 (36.8)
  White 3521 (57.1) 508 (37.6) 63 (36.2)
 Marital statusb
  Married/united 3328 (54) 671 (49.7) 81 (46.6)
  Separated/divorced/widowed/other 1924 (31.2) 522 (38.6) 74 (42.5)
  Single 909 (14.8) 158 (11.7) 19 (10.9)
 Socio-occupational classb
  Low 1117 (18.1) 459 (34) 61 (35.1)
  Medium 2955 (48) 669 (49.5) 87 (50)
  High 2089 (33.9) 223 (16.5) 26 (14.9)
 BMIb
  Obesity 1309 (21.2) 517 (38.3) 87 (50)
  Overweight 2264 (36.7) 485 (35.9) 43 (24.7)
  Normal weight 2588 (42) 349 (25.8) 44 (25.3)
 Waist circumferenceb
   ≥ 88 cm 2502 (40.6) 853 (63.1) 121 (69.5)
   ≥ 80 cm and < 88 cm 1722 [28] 291 (21.5) 32 (18.4)
  Adequate 1937 (31.4) 207 (15.3) 21 (12.1)
Male sex
 Agea 51.6 (9.3) 53.9 (8.8) 54.7 (9.7)
 Self-declared colourb
  Black 691 (13.3) 219 (18.8) 21 (21.2)
  Brown 1547 (29.8) 420 (36.1) 35 (35.4)
  White 2953 (56.9) 524 (45.1) 43 (43.4)
 Marital statusb
  Married/united 4249 (81.9) 970 (83.4) 76 (76.8)
  Separated/divorced/widowed/other 653 (12.6) 146 (12.6) 21 (21.2)
  Single 289 (5.6) 47 (4) 2 (2)
 Socio-occupational classb
  Low 1312 (25.3) 494 (42.5) 46 (46.5)
  Medium 1823 (35.1) 409 (35.2) 31 (31.3)
  High 2056 (39.6) 260 (22.4) 22 (22.2)
 BMIb
  Obesity 955 (18.4) 347 (29.8) 37 (37.4)
  Overweight 2356 (45.4) 512 (44) 38 (38.4)
  Normal weight 1880 (36.2) 304 (26.1) 24 (24.2)
 Waist circumferenceb
   ≥ 102 cm 1233 (23.8) 435 (37.4) 43 (43.4)
   ≥ 94 cm and < 102 cm 1385 (26.7) 305 (26.2) 23 (23.2)
  Adequate 2573 (49.6) 423 (36.4) 33 (33.3)
  1. amean (standard deviation); b n (%)