Table 1

 Data definition, structure, and frequencies (%)* for individual and area level variables for men and women in Tasmanian health communities study, 1998

WomenMen
*Weighted by sample weights.
Response
Self rated health
    Excellent/very good/good81.781.4
    Fair/poor18.318.6
Level 1: participants (n = 14945)
Age (years)45.744.6
Indigenous status
    Non-ATSI95.195.7
    ATSI2.22.4
    Missing2.71.9
Marital status
    Married/defacto64.570.2
    Separated/divorced9.26.8
    Widow10.02.4
    Single16.420.6
Education
    Primary education6.95.7
    ⩽Year 1036.831.1
    ⩽Year 1211.810.1
    Tafe/apprenticeship25.535.4
    University degree14.113.9
    Other1.80.9
    Missing3.23.0
Occupation
    Professional26.335.1
    White collar40.313.3
    Blue collar16.642.3
    Other occupation1.91.6
    Never in paid work4.11.5
    Missing11.05.9
Household income
    Lowest quintile ($0–180 per week)15.711.7
    2nd quintile ($181–$310 per week)10.79.4
    3rd quintile ($311–$500 per week)17.319.0
    4th quintile ($501–$900 per week)15.719.0
    Highest quintile (>$900 per week)19.424.1
    Missing income21.216.7
Smoking
    Non-smoker53.241.6
    Past smoker23.431.8
    Current smoker23.426.6