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Table 1 Study sample characteristics of the GLOBE-2014 sample

From: How does bridging social capital relate to health-behavior, overweight and obesity among low and high educated groups? A cross-sectional analysis of GLOBE-2014

  Educational level*
Total1-High2-Mid3 -Low
 (N = 2702)(n = 1292)(n = 673)(n = 737)
Age groups
 25–34 years25.736.323.57.2
 35–44 years17.119.621.18.4
 45–54 years17.615.624.215.3
 55–64 years19.316.217.127.6
 65–75 years20.212.414.241.5
Living together with a partner
Country of birth
Children living at home
Employment status
 Homemaker, student, other7.94.88.313.3
Father’s educational level
Mother’s educational level
Bridging/bonding social capital
 Bridging social capital33.622.343.347.7
 Bonding social capital66.477.756.752.3
Health-behavioral outcomes
Daily smoking15.47.820.825.1
No sports participation37.526.640.456.1
No walking in leisure time66.272.872.646.3
No cycling in leisure time41.941.844.239.8
No recommended veg. intake76.671.182.581.9
No recommended fruit intake66.364.272.264.7
No daily water intake23.119.626.826.2
High meat intake57.455.259.659.6
  1. *Chi-square tests indicated that educational differences in the reported characteristics were significant (p < .001), with the exception of country of birth (p: 0.209), living with a partner (p: .062), no cycling in leisure time (p: .277), and high meat intake (p: .061)