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Table 1 Weighted sample characteristics

From: Trends in self-rated health among the elderly population in Germany from 1995 to 2015 – the influence of temporal change in leisure time physical activity

  men
n = 50,848
women
n = 52,538
Variable n % n %
Time points (years)
 1 (95/96/97) 10,553 20.8 10,933 20.8
 2 (98/99) 7190 14.1 7309 13.9
 3 (01/03) 7327 14.4 7556 14.4
 4 (05/07/08) 10,994 21.6 11,440 21.8
 5 (09/11) 7202 14.2 7502 14.3
 6 (13/15) 7582 14.9 7798 14.8
total 50,848 100 52,538 100
missing 0.0 0.0
Equivalence income
 < 60% median 5615 11.0 7319 13.9
 60% - < 150% median 33,240 65.4 34,867 66.4
  ≥ 150% median 11,983 23.6 10,310 19.6
total 50,838 100 52,496 100
missing 10 < 0.0 42 < 0.0
School education
 primary / no education 25,445 51.0 28,030 54.5
 secondary 10,394 20.8 13,141 25.6
 tertiary 9634 19.3 6503 12.7
 other qualification 4417 8.9 3725 7.2
total 49,890 100 51,399 100
missing 958 1.9 1139 2.2
Nationality
 German 46,190 90.8 48,792 92.9
 others 4658 9.2 3746 7.1
total 50,848 100 52,538 100
missing 0.0 0.0
Marital status
 single 9945 19.6 15,835 30.1
 with partner 40,901 80.4 36,701 69.9
total 50,846 100 52,535 100
missing 2 < 0.0 3 < 0.0
Employment status
 Full time 24,491 48.2 10,329 19.7
 Part time 2282 4.5 10,418 19.8
 Not employed 24,075 47.3 31,790 60.5
total 50,846 100 52,538 100
missing 0.0 0.0
Physical activity
  (almost) never 24,909 49.6 25,834 50.0
 serveral times a year 8836 17.6 7044 13.6
 at least once a month 2894 5.8 2273 4.4
 at least once a week 13,577 27.0 16,522 32.0
total 50,216 100 51,674 100
missing 632 1.2 864 1.6
  1. n = number of observations