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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the study population

From: Association of community level social trust and reciprocity with mortality: a retrospective cohort study

  Community Level Social Trust p value Community Level Social Reciprocity p value
Lower half Upper half Lower half Upper half
Range of social capital, % 37.1–61.9 62.0–99.8   14.6–36.3 36.6–96.6  
Number of districts 73 176   68 181  
Number of participants 318,525 317,530   317,994 318,061  
Age, years, N (%)
 20–29 62,205 (19.5) 67,108 (21.1) < 0.001 61,360 (19.3) 67,953 (21.4) < 0.001
 30–39 71,760 (22.5) 79,603 (25.1)   72,187 (22.7) 79,176 (24.9)  
 40–49 77,100 (24.2) 77,792 (24.5)   76,164 (24.0) 78,728 (24.8)  
 50–59 58,745 (18.4) 55,836 (17.6)   58,581 (18.4) 56,000 (17.6)  
 ≥ 60 48,715 (15.3) 37,191 (11.7)   49,702 (15.6) 36,204 (11.4)  
Sex, N (%)
 Men 159,571 (50.1) 158,339 (49.9) 0.065 160,650 (50.5) 157,260 (49.4) < 0.001
 Women 158,954 (49.9) 159,191 (50.1)   157,344 (49.5) 160,801 (50.6)  
Household income, quartiles, N (%)
 1st (highest) 78,930 (24.8) 81,558 (25.7) < 0.001 72,315 (22.7) 88,173 (27.7) < 0.001
 2nd 101,376 (31.8) 102,151 (32.2)   102,827 (32.3) 100,700 (31.7)  
 3rd 80,783 (25.4) 83,906 (26.4)   83,987 (26.4) 80,702 (25.4)  
 4th (lowest) 57,436 (18.0) 49,915 (15.7)   58,865 (18.5) 48,486 (15.2)  
Charlson comorbidity index, N (%)
 0 126,837 (39.8) 130,002 (40.9) < 0.001 125,071 (39.3) 131,768 (41.4) < 0.001
 1 110,843 (34.8) 112,709 (35.5)   110,678 (34.8) 112,874 (35.5)  
 ≥ 2 80,845 (25.4) 74,819 (23.6)   82,245 (25.9) 73,419 (23.1)  
  1. P value calculated by Chi-squared test
  2. Range of social capital represents the minimum and maximum values of community-level social trust or reciprocity values within each group