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Table 1 Sample descriptives, Belgium 2001-2004

From: The association between residential area characteristics and mental health outcomes among men and women in Belgium

Mental health outcomes
(before log transformation)#
  MEN WOMEN
  Mean
(Min. - Max.)
S.D. Mean
(Min. - Max.)
S.D.
Complaints of depression 1.3 (1 - 5) 0.5 1.4 (1 - 5) 0.6
Complaints of generalised anxiety 1.2 (1 - 5) 0.4 1.3 ( 1 - 5) 0.5
Independent variables at the residential area level
  Median (Min. - Max.)
Local unemployment rate* 0.11 (0.03- 0.34)
Median area income§ (in euros) 18,878 (13,379 - 24,352)
Population density§ 599 (21 -19,480)
Independent variables at the individual level
  MEN WOMEN
  Mean
(Min. - Max.)
S.D. Mean
(Min. - Max.)
S.D.
Social support 4.0 (1 - 5) 1.0 4.0 (1 - 5) 1.0
Age 47.5 (15 - 98) 18.9 48.9 (15 - 101) 19.8
  %   %  
Current employment situation #     
Retired 26.4   26  
Disabled 2.6   2.5  
Unemployed 4.8   6.1  
Student and others 0.3   12.6  
Househusband/wife 1.4   2.4  
Paid job (ref.)     
Educational level #     
No diploma or primary education 15   19.2  
Lower secondary 18.4   19.2  
Higher secondary 28.3   24.3  
Tertiary education (ref.)     
Equivalent income of the household #     
< 750 € 4.5   6.1  
750 - 1.000 € 7.9   11.2  
1.000 - 1.500 € 20.4   20.2  
1.500 - 2.500 € 30.1   28.2  
> 2500 € (ref.) 13.0   13.4  
Household type #     
Single 19.7   23.9  
Single with child(ren) 2.3   6.8  
Couple 34.4   29.7  
Complex household 14.5   13.0  
Couple with child(ren) (ref.)     
  1. ref.: reference category in multilevel regression models
  2. *: General Socio-economic Survey, 2001
  3. §: Statistics Belgium, 2004
  4. #: Health Interview Survey, 2001 & 2004