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Table 3 Descriptive statistics of the dependent and explanatory variables (n = 244)

From: Health-related quality of life in young people: the importance of education

Variables Description Females (Observations = 122) Males (Observations = 122)
Mean SD Mean SD
Dependent variables
PhysicalHealth Seven items. Likert: 1 = nothing; 5 = strongly agree 27.35 3.7 28.17 3.3
MentalHealth Six items. Likert: 1 = nothing; 5 = strongly agree 22.55 3.3 23.79 2.9
Relations Three items. Likert: 1 = nothing; 5 = strongly agree 11.68 2.1 11.87 2.0
Environment Eight items. Likert: 1 = nothing; 5 = strongly agree 29.03 4.1 30.13 4.0
Total Higher score means better health-related quality of life 88.31 12.6 92.18 13.3
Explanatory variables
Secondary Dummy variable: 1 if the individual has secondary studies, 0 in case of tertiary studies. 0.56 0.5 0.57 0.5
Student Dummy variable: 1 if the individual is a student, 0 otherwise 0.61 0.5 0.52 0.5
Secondary&Student Dummy variable: 1 if the individual has secondary studies and is a student, 0 otherwise. 0.31 0.5 0.30 0.5
ViñedoViejo Dummy variable: 1 if the individual lives in Viñedo Viejo, 0 otherwise. 0.59 0.5 0.65 0.5
Secondary&ViñedoViejo Dummy variable: 1 if the individual has secondary studies and lives in Viñedo Viejo, 0 otherwise. 0.32 0.5 0.39 0.5
Secondary&Student&ViñedoViejo Dummy variable: 1 if the individual has secondary studies, is a student and lives in Viñedo Viejo, 0 otherwise. 0.14 0.3 0.16 0.4