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Table 1 Socioeconomic status in the homeless population and in the general population in Hungary

From: Health status and health behaviour of the Hungarian homeless people

  Homeless population Lowest income quintile of the general population General population
Roofless Houseless Insecure housing Inadequate housing P-value* Overall   P-value†   P-value‡
Education degree (%)
 Primary school is not finished 3.2 8.8 10.4 4.1 0.07 6.9 4.8 < 0.001 1.9 < 0.001
 Primary school 51.6 52.2 45.8 53.1 51.4 30.6 13.3
 Vocational school 33.9 28.5 37.5 30.6 31.2 50.5 47.9
 High-school graduation 7.3 7.0 6.3 0 6.2 11.0 18.0
 College/University degree 4.0 3.5 0 12.2 4.2 3.1 18.9
Economic activity (%)
 Unemployed 81.5 80.6 77.1 77.6 0.9 80.1 36.9 < 0.001 17.5 < 0.001
 Have a job 9.7 10.8 14.6 16.3 11.5 40.7 61.8
 Retired 8.9 8.6 8.3 6.1 8.4 22.4 20.7
Marital status (%)
 Married or civil partnership 12.9 8.4 16.7 18.4 0.02 11.6 77.5 < 0.001 62.7 < 0.001
 Unmarried 43.5 34.1 45.8 46.9 39.4 15.2 20.5
 Widow/widower 8.1 8.4 4.2 0 6.9 2.7 5.3
 Divorced 35.5 49.1 33.3 34.7 42.1 4.7 11.5
  1. *Comparing the different homeless categories
  2. † Comparing the overall homeless category to the lowest income quintile of the general population
  3. ‡ Comparing the overall homeless category to the general population
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