Table 1

The distribution of covariates’ relation to local unemploments rates and individuals’ unemployment experience in 1980 in men and women in employment on 1 January 1980

Local unemploymentIndividuals’ unemployment experience
Lowest unemployment quartile r=3.5–6.6%Highest unemployment quartile r=12.0–24.9%No unemploymentSome (1 day–12 months) unemployement in 1980
Number of participants2013327413 3232397
% smokers53.067.160.067.4
% drinking >28 drinks per week6.311.78.017.3
% sedentary leisure23.024.420.925.6
% with BMI >30 kg/m28.611.29.512.0
% living single18.434.528.337.5
% with basic educational degree31.651.440.151.1