Table 1 Characteristics of the subjects in pooled data from 1986/1989 and 1998/2001; CSLC, Japan
Variable1986/19891998/2001
Number (%)Fair/poor health (%)Number (%)Fair/poor health (%)
Age (years)
    20–3980 966 (48.0)7.668 072 (45.4)7.9
    40–6087 835 (52.0)13.081 944 (54.6)11.5
Gender
    Male82 612 (48.9)9.474 033 (49.4)8.9
    Female86 189 (51.1)11.475 983 (50.7)10.9
Marital status
    Married127 447 (75.5)10.8100 855 (67.2)10.4
    Never married33 696 (20.0)7.241 153 (27.4)7.9
    Separated3683 (2.2)16.82551 (1.7)12.8
    Divorced3963 (2.4)17.35439 (3.6)14.7
Occupation
    Managerial/administrative5601 (3.4)9.47097 (5.0)8.6
    Professional14 874 (9.0)9.021 150 (14.8)9.0
    Clerical/sales/service51 145 (30.9)8.945 261 (31.6)9.2
    Manual47 458 (28.7)9.832 022 (22.3)8.8
    Other paid job1733 (1.1)11.52358 (1.6)10.2
    Homemaker34 565 (20.9)12.524 292 (16.9)12.3
    Unemployed10 267 (6.2)16.511 189 (7.8)12.6
Household income* (median in each year, 10 000 yen)
    Decile 1 (lowest)87.794.014.5116.099.312.8
    Decile 2134.4149.811.9196.3173.111.4
    Decile 3171.0189.610.5250.4227.510.2
    Decile 4202.1225.09.9300.0276.09.4
    Decile 5234.3260.010.1352.2325.09.6
    Decile 6268.3300.09.8404.5375.38.8
    Decile 7305.5345.59.6466.5434.79.4
    Decile 8355.5403.49.0546.2507.59.0
    Decile 9431.5489.99.6658.0612.09.6
    Decile 10431.5489.99.4911.0851.49.0
Self-rated health
    Excellent/very good/good148 295 (89.6)128 024 (90.1)
    Fair/poor17 199 (10.4)14 062 (9.9)
  • *Adjusted for household size with equivalence elasticity = 0.5.