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Table 2 ABEP scale of socioeconomic position. The first table indicates how different types and numbers of household possessions are counted to yield a combined score of economic status [31]. The second table indicates the weight given to head of household education level, and the third table translates the total household score into a class. There were no ragpickers in class A.

From: Minor psychiatric disorders among Brazilian ragpickers: a cross-sectional study

  Number of items at home
  0 1 2 3 4 or more
Color TV 0 2 3 4 5
Radio 0 1 2 3 4
Bathroom 0 2 3 4 4
Car 0 2 4 5 5
Maid 0 2 4 4 4
Vacuum cleaner 0 1 1 1 1
Washing machine 0 1 1 1 1
VCR or DVD 0 2 2 2 2
Refrigerator 0 2 2 2 2
Freezer 0 1 1 1 1
Level of education of the head of the family     
Schooling Score     
0 to 4 years of schooling 0     
5 to 7 years of schooling 1     
8 to 11 years of schooling 2     
12 to incomplete college 3     
Graduate 5     
Total score and its equivalent class     
Score Class     
30 – 34 A1     
25 – 29 A2     
21 – 24 B1     
17 – 20 B2     
11 – 16 C     
6 – 10 D     
0 – 5 E