Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of the area under study (Cornigliano) and of the two selected controls (Rivarolo and total municipality of Genoa) at the 1991 Italian national census

AreaACRLELISLOETotal population
ACR, aged child ratio percentage (people over 64 years divided by people under 15 years); LEL, low education level (percentage of people without any diploma or having obtained just a lower Italian middle school certificate); IS, percentage of immigrants from Southern Italy or islands; LOE, level of employment (percentage of unemployed or unskilled workers aged 15–64 years).
Cornigliano197.881.627.862.4 16668
Rivarolo177.376.520.354.1 38287