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Table 1 Distribution of population characteristics among young adults (25–34 yrs) in Belgium according to sex, period and region (in column %)

From: Educational inequalities in young-adult mortality between the 1990s and the 2000s: regional differences in Belgium

   MEN WOMEN
   1991 2001 1991 2001
   FR BCR WR FR BCR WR FR BCR WR FR BCR WR
Educational level              
  Primary   17.36 21.79 21.41 4.03 8.48 5.94 20.65 22.98 21.42 3.75 8.86 4.87
  Lower sec   21.57 18.83 18.83 15.34 17.60 22.65 15.03 15.45 22.42 11.33 15.04 18.26
  Higher sec   35.33 24.40 32.03 45.18 26.94 40.06 35.61 23.71 30.65 41.05 24.31 35.80
  Higher   25.74 34.98 20.95 35.45 46.98 31.34 28.72 37.86 25.51 43.86 51.78 41.07
  Missing (5.17) (21.91) (6.71) (5.07) (19.35) (8.36) (4.56) (19.53) (5.26) (3.80) (16.99) (6.08)
Nationality of origin              
  Belgian   92.68 58.86 78.89 93.38 60.18 80.01 88.49 42.82 77.17 88.15 42.68 77.58
  European/Western   4.29 20.11 16.09 3.91 20.45 15.72 5.26 22.24 15.75 5.20 24.58 15.37
  Maghrebin/Turkish   1.66 12.88 2.51 1.58 12.14 2.03 3.95 23.52 4.18 3.39 19.59 3.41
  Other   1.37 8.15 2.51 1.13 7.23 2.23 2.30 11.42 2.91 3.27 13.14 3.64
Employment situation              
  Self-employed   13394 14.44 13.08 10.50 8.70 8.09 8.57 7.63 7.63 6.32 4.73 4.42
  Employee   35.46 38.28 31.76 42.59 44.21 39.52 45.81 48.52 42.43 55.86 47.67 46.99
  (Un) Skilled worker   42.39 25.25 38.57 27.75 14.47 25.07 17.95 9.77 10.70 10.18 4.99 6.30
  Job seeker   3.72 11.40 9.69 4.48 16.56 12.09 12.42 15.29 20.40 7.20 19.21 19.43
  Not working, not seeking a job   0.82 1.31 1.75 1.80 2.76 2.39 9.39 10.23 13.16 7.74 10.65 10.15
  Working, job unknown   1.72 3.32 2.10 9.08 7.93 9.58 2.96 3.23 2.45 7.90 7.29 7.89
  Other   1.95 6.01 3.06 3.80 5.37 3.26 3.16 5.54 3.23 4.80 5.46 4.82
  Missing (3.07) (18.47) (5.85) (3.73) (17.36) (6.78) (2.96) (15.64) (4.55 (3.19) (15.99) (5.71)
  1. Data: census 1991, 2001 linked to national register, own calculations.
  2. % are calculated exclusive of missings; between brackets: % of missings per indicator compared to the total.