Table 2

Socioeconomic characteristics of study participants

Category

Frequency (%)


Working situation

Employed

616 (47.2)

Retired

333 (25.5)

Other*

357 (27.3)

Missing

16

Financial situation

Find it a strain to get by from week to week

233 (17.9)

Have to be careful about money

680 (52.2)

Able to manage without much difficulty

299 (23.0)

Quite comfortably off

90 (6.9)

Missing

20

Housing tenure

Owner-occupied

678 (51.6)

Social rented

543 (41.3)

Other

93 (7.1)

Missing

8

Cars or vans available to household

None

629 (48.4)

One

525 (40.4)

Two or more

146 (11.2)

Missing

22


n = 1322. * On a government training scheme, full-time student, unemployed, disabled, invalid or permanently sick, or caring for home and family or dependants. Rented in the private sector, part-owned and part-rented, or other form of tenure.

Ogilvie et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:43   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-5-43

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