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Table 1 Self-rated global health in sociodemographic groups

From: Self-rated global health in the Norwegian general population

 Global health
CharacteristicsnM (SD)p
Age group1758 0.96
 18–3020975.3 (20.4) 
 31–4018476.3 (18.9) 
 41–5035275.1 (21.1) 
 51–6035375.9 (20.7) 
 61–7039575.5 (22.0) 
 71 +26574.6 (22.6) 
Gender1765 0.55
 Men82875.8 (21.1) 
 Women93775.2 (21.2) 
Education1764 < 0.001
 Elementary school, 7–10 years13867.5 (25.8) 
 Secondary school or equivalent49173.1 (22.9) 
 High school or equivalent19273.7 (21.8) 
 College/university < 4 years43776.8 (19.2) 
 College/university ≥4 years50679.4 (18.2) 
Employment1760 < 0.001
 In paid work107378.0 (19.0) 
 In education9075.8 (19.4) 
 Retired45575.7 (22.0) 
 Disability pension10951.7 (23.8) 
 Housework/unemployed3368.3 (22.9) 
Relationships1762 < 0.01
 Spouse/partner127176.6 (20.8) 
 Unmarried/single23071.9 (23.0) 
 Divorced/separated9772.1 (21.9) 
 Widow/widower7572.4 (22.5) 
 Steady relationship8975.1 (17.5) 
Population size1754 < 0.05
 Fewer than 200035773.6 (22.7) 
 2000–19.99948574.3 (22.0) 
 20.000–99.99942177.3 (19.5) 
 More than 100.00049176.4 (20.5) 
  1. Note. p values indicate probability of differences between groups by t-tests (gender) or by one-way ANOVA (age group, education, employment, relationships and population size). Global health scores range 0–100, where higher scores indicate better global health