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Table 1 Descriptive statistics

From: Transition shocks during adulthood and health a few decades later in post-socialist Central and Eastern Europe

  West V4 South Baltic
mean std dev mean std dev mean std dev mean std dev
Health in 2017
 poor health 0.393 0.488 0.452 0.498 0.462 0.499 0.642 0.479
 long-term illness 0.493 0.500 0.615 0.487 0.494 0.500 0.597 0.490
 health limits work 0.213 0.410 0.324 0.468 0.182 0.386 0.318 0.466
 any chronic disease 0.529 0.499 0.593 0.491 0.574 0.495 0.606 0.489
 hypertension 0.393 0.488 0.480 0.500 0.472 0.499 0.474 0.499
 heart problem 0.106 0.307 0.145 0.353 0.103 0.303 0.163 0.370
 diabetes 0.130 0.336 0.161 0.368 0.117 0.321 0.100 0.300
 ulcer 0.028 0.165 0.052 0.222 0.045 0.208 0.088 0.283
 cancer 0.046 0.210 0.044 0.205 0.024 0.153 0.053 0.225
 lung disease 0.058 0.234 0.050 0.217 0.045 0.207 0.056 0.231
 obese 0.199 0.399 0.299 0.458 0.256 0.437 0.308 0.462
 weak grip strength 0.531 0.499 0.517 0.500 0.540 0.498 0.534 0.499
Hardship around transition
(1 = yes; 0 = no hardship ever)
  stressful period 0.137 0.344 0.081 0.272 0.104 0.305 0.123 0.328
  financial difficulties 0.056 0.229 0.062 0.241 0.072 0.259 0.120 0.325
  job ends with gap after 0.085 0.279 0.109 0.312 0.125 0.330 0.148 0.355
Start of hardship conditional on hardship ever
(1 = around transition; 0 = before/after transition)
  stressful period 0.151 0.358 0.130 0.336 0.161 0.368 0.178 0.383
  financial difficulties 0.129 0.336 0.158 0.365 0.155 0.362 0.271 0.445
  job ends with gap after 0.242 0.428 0.355 0.479 0.451 0.498 0.314 0.464
Individual characteristics
 age in 2017 67.396 10.629 65.901 10.069 66.529 10.122 66.624 10.585
 female 0.536 0.499 0.559 0.497 0.555 0.497 0.604 0.489
 education (0 = primary, 2 = secondary, 3 = primary) 0.937 0.685 1.012 0.468 0.940 0.506 1.210 0.553
 childhood health (1 = excellent to 5-poor) 2.192 1.036 2.200 0.981 1.970 0.964 2.616 1.044
 hospitalisation during childhood 0.053 0.224 0.063 0.243 0.034 0.183 0.092 0.289
Industry of last job prior 1987
 agriculture, hunting, forestry, fishing 0.078 0.268 0.186 0.389 0.154 0.361 0.242 0.428
 mining and quarrying 0.013 0.114 0.032 0.177 0.041 0.198 0.010 0.099
 manufacturing 0.181 0.385 0.252 0.434 0.305 0.460 0.211 0.408
 electricity, gas and water supply 0.019 0.137 0.022 0.146 0.023 0.150 0.024 0.153
 construction 0.087 0.282 0.077 0.266 0.083 0.276 0.077 0.267
 wholesale and retail trade 0.117 0.321 0.081 0.273 0.067 0.251 0.056 0.230
 hotels and restaurants 0.033 0.180 0.021 0.143 0.020 0.141 0.022 0.147
 transport, storage and communication 0.049 0.216 0.069 0.253 0.080 0.271 0.082 0.274
 financial intermediation 0.031 0.172 0.010 0.097 0.006 0.079 0.008 0.091
 real estate, renting and business activity 0.013 0.114 0.004 0.059 0.001 0.032 0.003 0.057
 public administration and defence 0.093 0.290 0.051 0.220 0.033 0.178 0.033 0.180
 education 0.081 0.272 0.071 0.257 0.050 0.217 0.102 0.303
 health and social work 0.075 0.264 0.053 0.224 0.034 0.182 0.054 0.227
 other community 0.130 0.336 0.072 0.259 0.102 0.303 0.075 0.263
Total number of individuals   43,424   12,310   10,025   8739
  1. The number of observations vary across variables due to item non-response and due to sample restrictions for the hardship indicators. The indicator of the industry of last job is missing if no working period is reported