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Table 1 Characteristics of participants and their socio-economic environment, per ethnic group

From: The relationship between ethnic composition of the residential environment and self-reported health among Turks and Moroccans in Amsterdam

Ethnic group Moroccan Turkish
N 2661 2701
Self-rated health (%)   
 Excellent 4.7 4.0
 Very good 9.7 10.8
 Good 48.1 49.6
 Fair 30.5 26.4
 Poor 7.1 9.3
Physical Component Score   
 Mean 46.0 45.3
 Standard dev 10.2 10.7
Mental Component Score   
 Mean 46.1 44.8
 Standard dev 10.9 11.3
Length of residence in the country (years)   
 Mean 28.6 28.2
 Standard dev 8.7 8.2
Age (%)   
 18–29 28.3 25.0
 30–39 22.3 21.1
 40–49 22.4 29.5
 50–64 24.4 22.7
 ≥65 2.6 1.7
Sex (%)   
 Male 36.6 46.3
Marital status (%)   
 Married couple 57.6 62.6
 Unmarried couple 2.3 3.4
 Never been married 28.4 21.5
 Divorced 10.1 10.2
 Widow/widower 1.7 2.3
 Household composition (%)   
 Single 7.2 9.2
 Couple without children 7.3 10.3
 Family 49.2 52.1
 Other (living with parents, parents in law, institution) 36.3 28.4
Education (%)   
 No/elementary 33.1 33.3
 Lower secondary 18.0 25.5
 Intermediate/higher secondary 33.1 27.5
 Higher 15.9 13.6
Living on household income (%)   
 No problems at all 22.3 16.8
 No problems, but I have to watch what I spend 35.6 25.4
 Some problems 26.3 31.3
 Lots of problems 15.7 26.5
Property value of houses at postcode of residence (€)   
 Mean 198,216 193,880
 Standard dev 55,915 53,692
% Households living on a minimum income at postcode of residence   
 Mean 28.4 25.9
 Standard dev 14.4 15.5