Table 1

Demographic composition of the analytic sample: 1978–2002 General Social Survey inked to the 2008 mortality via the National Death Index

Mean/numberSD/percent of total sample
Age (years)44.216.6
 White11 89483.5%
 Other race5073.6%
Socioeconomic status
 Occupational prestige*42.1513.9
 Income†44, 45543 916
 Education (years)13.03.0
  • *The occupational Prestige score reflects the 1970 Socioeconomic Index for 1979–1989, and the 1980 Socioeconomic Index for 1990–2002 respondents.

  • †Income is in year 2000 US dollars.