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Table 2 General characteristics of interesting variables at baseline (Wave 8) according to self-rated health and life satisfaction

From: Combined effects of education level and perceived social class on self-rated health and life satisfaction: Results of Korean labor and income panel study wave 8-wave 15

  Self-Rated Health   Life Satisfaction  
  Good Bad   Good Bad  
  N Weighted N Weighted P-value N Weighted N Weighted P-value
% % % %
Combined effects of education level and subjective social class   <.0001      <.0001
 LL 1,126 54.6 868 45.4   1,553 77.0 441 23.0  
 LM 1,397 86.2 224 13.8   1,320 80.5 301 19.5  
 LH 755 92.6 52 7.4   696 85.5 111 14.6  
 ML 838 73.8 292 26.2   1,094 97.1 36 3.0  
 MM 1,552 92.2 122 7.9   1,620 96.9 54 3.1  
 MH 1,577 96.8 56 3.2   1,600 97.2 33 2.8  
 HL 313 79.4 82 20.6   393 99.6 2 0.4  
 HM 641 93.7 44 6.3   677 98.8 8 1.3  
 HH 1,187 96.0 49 4.0   1,229 99.2 7 0.8  
Subjective social class      <.0001      <.0001
 Low 3,278 74.6 1,144 25.4   3,569 80.2 853 19.8  
 Middle 3,967 90.0 470 10.0   4,314 97.1 123 2.9  
 High 2,141 92.9 175 7.1   2,299 99.1 17 0.9  
Education      <.0001      <.0001
 ≤Middle school 2,277 63.5 1,242 36.6   3,040 23.9 479 3.9  
 High school 3,590 90.0 390 10.0   3,617 90.6 363 9.4  
 ≥College 3,519 95.6 157 4.4   3,525 95.1 151 4.9  
Age      <.0001      <.0001
 ≤29 2,653 97.3 77 2.7   2,589 94.3 141 5.7  
 30–39 2,345 94.1 132 5.9   2,305 92.6 172 7.4  
 40–49 1,982 89.2 234 10.8   1,975 89.3 241 10.7  
 50–59 1,292 78.0 367 22.0   1,489 89.2 170 10.8  
 60–69 734 60.9 464 39.1   1,061 88.6 137 11.4  
 ≥70 380 42.9 515 57.1   763 85.3 132 14.8  
Gender      <.0001      <.0001
 Male 4,688 87.2 676 12.8   4,881 90.4 483 9.6  
 Female 4,698 82.2 1,113 17.8   5,301 91.6 510 8.4  
Residential region      <.0001      <.0001
 Capital 2,185 86.2 376 13.8   2,260 88.5 301 11.5  
 Big city 2,800 84.7 522 15.3   2,995 90.1 327 9.9  
 Small city 4,401 83.9 891 16.1   4,927 92.9 365 7.1  
Marital status      <.0001      <.0001
 Single 3,458 86.1 671 13.9   3,695 89.7 434 10.3  
 Married 5,928 83.7 1,118 16.3   6,487 91.9 559 8.1  
Shift work      <.0001      <.0001
 Yes 381 92.5 31 7.5   380 92.1 32 7.9  
 No 3328 93.7 241 6.4   3295 92.6 274 7.4  
 Not employed 5677 79.8 1517 20.2   6507 90.1 687 9.9  
Smoking status      <.0001      <.0001
 Smoker 2,421 89.4 287 10.6   2,423 88.9 285 11.1  
 Former smoker 1,219 76.4 368 23.6   1,422 88.1 165 11.9  
 Never 5,746 84.9 1,134 15.2   6,337 92.6 543 7.4  
Alcohol use      <.0001      <.0001
 Yes 5,664 90.9 596 9.1   5,718 91.2 542 8.8  
 Former user 791 64.3 419 35.7   1,074 86.9 136 13.1  
 No 2,931 80.6 774 19.4   3,390 92.0 315 8.0  
Sensory system inability      <.0001      <.0001
 Yes 51 18.3 229 81.7   218 75.6 62 24.4  
 No 9,335 86.5 1,560 13.5   9,964 91.4 931 8.6  
Physical inability      <.0001      <.0001
 Yes 138 14.3 807 85.7   723 75.2 222 24.8  
 No 9,248 91.0 982 9.1   9,459 92.4 771 7.6  
Activity restriction 1      <.0001      <.0001
 Yes 100 19.2 435 80.8   401 74.4 134 25.6  
 No 9,286 88.0 1,354 12.0   9,781 91.8 859 8.2  
Activity restriction 2      <.0001      <.0001
 Yes 11 4.3 255 95.7   183 67.1 83 32.9  
 No 9,375 86.8 1,534 13.2   9,999 91.6 910 8.4  
Activity restriction 3      <.0001      <.0001
 Yes 41 7.4 446 92.6   357 70.8 130 29.2  
 No 9,345 88.2 1,343 11.8   9,825 91.9 863 8.1  
Activity restriction 4      <.0001      <.0001
 Yes 183 14.8 953 85.2   882 76.4 254 23.6  
 No 9,203 92.3 836 7.7   9,300 92.6 739 7.4  
Self-rated health           <.0001
 Good N/A   8,789 93.5 597 6.5  
 Bad   1,393 77.0 396 23.0  
Life satisfaction      <.0001      
 Good 8,789 87.1 1,393 12.9   N/A  
 Bad 597 61.0 396 39.0   
Total 9,386 84.7 1,789 15.3   10,182 91.0 993 9.0