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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for respondents by county-level Gini index (above vs. below median, high vs. low)

From: A “Swiss paradox” in the United States? Level of spatial aggregation changes the association between income inequality and morbidity for older Americans

Number of counties15711572
Low Gini (%)High Gini (%)
Gender
 Male44.042.8
 Female56.057.2
Age
 65–6932.332.1
 70–7424.523.9
 75–7920.519.4
 80–9922.724.6
Race
 White85.973.3
 Black4.610.9
 Hispanic3.88.8
 Other5.77.0
Income ($)
 < 25,00034.935.8
 25,000–50,00035.131.3
 > 50,00029.932.9
College grad
 Yes19.425.1
 No80.674.9
Obese
 Yes27.424.5
 No72.675.5
Diabetes
 Yes21.621.5
 No78.478.5
Poor SRH
 Yes25.326.6
 No74.773.4
Sedentary
 Yes32.330.4
 No67.769.6
Smoker
 Yes8.98.6
 No91.191.4