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Table 1 Background characteristics of included participant. The LSH study

From: Can physical activity compensate for low socioeconomic status with regard to poor self-rated health and low quality-of-life?

Variable Characteristics n Percent
Sex Male 2404 45.1
Female 2922 54.9
Age 40 years 1186 22.3
45 years 419 7.9
50 years 1275 23.9
55 years 386 7.2
60 years 1181 22.2
65 years 368 6.9
70 years 511 9.6
Smoking habits Never smoked 3209 61.2
Stopped > 6 months ago 1516 28.9
Stopped < 6 months ago 36 0.7
Smokes but not daily 148 2.8
Daily smoker 338 6.4
Food habits High food quality: 2174 43.9
Intermediate food quality: 1730 35,0
Low food quality: 1047 21.1
Economic situation No economic problem 4363 83.2
Economic problem 884 16.8
Educational level Long education 1883 37.5
Intermediate education 2470 49.1
Short education 674 13.4
Physical Activity (PA) High PA 3469 69.4
Intermediate PA 845 16.9
Low PA 682 13.7
Self-Rated-Health (SRH) Good SRH 4071 78.3
Poor SRH 1130 21.7
Quality-of-Life (QoL) High QoL 4540 88.3
Low QoL 600 11.7