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Table 5 Basic Characteristics of sample (Unweighted Estimates) by gender

From: Factors affecting study efficiency and item non-response in health surveys in developing countries: the Jamaica national healthy lifestyle survey

Characteristic Total Males Females
Marital Status n(%) n(%) n(%)
   Single/Other 1084 (54.3) 394 (58.2) 690 (52.3)
   Married/Cohabiting 912 (45.7) 283 (41.8) 629 (47.7)
Highest Education Level    
   All Age or less 982 (49.3) 372 (37.9) 305 (30.2)
   Secondary or above 1009 (50.7) 610 (62.1) 704 (69.8)
Employed Full-Time    
   No 1174 (59.6) 343 (50.9) 831 (64.0)
   Yes 797 (40.4) 330 (49.0) 467 (36.0)
Respondent is employed    
   No 583 (29.6) 105 (15.6) 478 (36.8)
   Yes 1389 (70.4) 568 (84.4) 821 (63.2)
Age-specific employment rates*    
   24 yrs and under 259 (67.2) 117 (83.0) 142 (58.2)
   25 – 34 yrs 350 (74.3) 128 (91.4) 222 (67.1)
   35 – 44 yrs 316 (80.8) 120 (96.0) 196 (73.7)
   45 – 54 yrs 194 (82.2) 81 (95.3) 113 (74.8)
   55 – 64 yrs 150 (62.2) 67 (76.1) 83 (54.3)
   65 yrs and older 111 (47.4) 52 (57.8) 59 (41.0)
Subject has second occupation    
   No 1551 (79.8) 470 (70.7) 1081 (84.5)
   Yes 393 (20.2) 195 (29.3) 198 (15.4)
Reports religious affiliation    
   No 224 (11.1) 135 (19.9) 89 (6.7)
   Yes 1788 (88.9) 545 (80.2) 1243 (93.3)
Actively practises religion    
   No 793 (44.2) 308 (54.7) 485 (39.3)
   Yes 1003 (55.9) 255 (45.3) 748 (60.7)
Social Status +    
   Low 668 (33.2) 218 (32.1) 450 (33.8)
   Middle 1120 (55.7) 391 (57.5) 729 (54.7)
   High 224 (11.1) 71 (10.4) 153 (11.5)
  1. * – This gives distribution of ages among those employed; + – Interviewer's assessment