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Table 1 Descriptive Statistics by Relationship Type at Wave 1

From: Self-rated health changes of individuals in same-sex compared to different-sex relationships: a longitudinal study

  Different-Sex Couples Same-Sex Couples
  Married Cohabiting Married Cohabiting
Age 52.19 38.59 44.77 45.52
Male 0.50 0.50 0.41 0.31
Race
 Non-Hispanic White 0.72 0.59 0.75 0.76
 Non-Hispanic Black 0.08 0.12 0.04 0.06
 Hispanic 0.13 0.22 0.15 0.10
 Asian 0.05 0.02 0.06 0.04
 Other 0.02 0.05 0.00 0.04
Education
 Less than HS 0.12 0.19 0.07 0.03
 HS Grad 0.29 0.35 0.20 0.21
 Some College 0.26 0.28 0.19 0.27
 College Grad 0.33 0.18 0.54 0.49
 Nativity (U.S born) 0.82 0.82 0.91 0.93
Region
 Northeast 0.13 0.12 0.20 0.15
 Midwest 0.22 0.21 0.30 0.29
 South 0.44 0.41 0.41 0.29
 West 0.21 0.26 0.09 0.27
 Metro 0.76 0.75 0.88 0.86
 Poverty 0.08 0.17 0.03 0.08
 Have Health Insurance 0.88 0.65 0.93 0.89
 Minor Child in Household 0.42 0.52 0.29 0.17
Self-Rated Health
 Poor 0.05 0.04 0.00 0.03
 Fair 0.12 0.11 0.12 0.14
 Good 0.29 0.29 0.19 0.20
 Very Good 0.32 0.31 0.39 0.37
 Excellent 0.22 0.25 0.30 0.26
N 20,804 2,271 69 153