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Table 1 Population distribution in per cent (%) by perceived health and sociodemographic characteristics, reported health status and life satisfaction.

From: The relations between symptoms, somatic and psychiatric conditions, life satisfaction and perceived health. A primary care based study

   Perceived poor health (scores 1–4)
Variable   N % P-value
Age     <0.01
1–44   120 40.8  
45–64   212 55.2  
65-   135 38.5  
Gender     <0.001
Men   169 36.1  
Women   298 52.8  
Working     <0.005
Yes   205 41.2  
No   252 52.8  
Country of birth     <0.01
Sweden   278 40.3  
Nordic   59 49.1  
Europe   58 67.2  
Other   72 52.8  
Living conditions     <0.05
Alone Yes 128 57.8  
  No 336 42.6  
With other adult Yes 318 41.5 <0.005
  No 146 58.2  
With children <18 Yes 123 42.3 NS
  No 341 48.1  
Healthy     <0.0000
Yes   247 25.1  
Fair   26 69.2  
No   190 72.1  
Life satisfaction     <0.0001
Low (score1–2)   45 88.9  
Fair (score 3–4)   128 78.9  
High (score 5–7)   292 25.7  
Population   470 46.4  
  1. * N not equal to 470 due to missing some values.