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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)
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Gender
 Man44.648.544.936.9
 Woman55.451.555.163.1
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
 Yes74.175.470.875.0
 No25.924.629.225.0
Country of birth
 Netherlands89.089.989.087.3
 Else11.010.111.012.7
Children living at home
 No64.261.857.276.0
 Yes35.838.242.824.0
Employment status
 Employed63.977.068.433.7
 Unemployed7.94.98.213.5
 Retired20.413.315.039.6
 Homemaker, student, other7.94.88.313.3
Father’s educational level
 High23.939.314.43.2
 Mid18.822.623.07.3
 Low38.227.142.755.4
 Missing19.111.019.834.1
Mother’s educational level
 High12.421.55.71.2
 Mid17.525.117.42.9
 Low52.243.757.963.0
 Missing17.99.719.132.8
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
Overweight46.935.853.062.5
Obesity13.38.016.220.9
  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)