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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study population by age group

From: Socioeconomic position and health status of people who live near busy roads: the Rome Longitudinal Study (RoLS)

  Age (years)
  0-17 18-34 35-64 65-74 75+ Total
N 289,539 420,169 821,153 214,332 153,705 1,898,898
(%males) 51.4 49.6 46.9 44.5 37.2 47.1
Area based SEP       
High 18.2 17.4 19.6 19.9 23.8 19.3
Medium-high 18.6 18.9 20.3 20.4 23.0 19.9
Medium 18.6 19.3 20.0 20.5 20.8 19.7
Medium-low 21.2 21.4 20.4 20.5 18.1 20.6
Low 23.5 23.0 19.8 18.7 14.4 20.5
Education*       
University 0.0 13.9 18.5 10.9 11.4 13.2
High school 1.5 59.5 37.5 17.9 16.5 32.9
Secondary school 59.4 26.2 42.4 62.5 59.3 42.2
Primary school 39.1 0.4 1.6 8.7 12.9 6.9
Employment status†       
Employed 0.7 51.4 61.5 5.5 1.1 38.7
Looking for first employment 3.5 10.3 0.9 0.0 0.0 2.8
Unemployed 1.0 9.2 5.1 0.2 0.0 4.3
Student 94.3 22.3 0.2 0.0 0.0 7.5
Housewife 0.1 4.3 18.7 29.6 30.9 14.9
Retired 0.0 0.1 10.8 58.4 57.9 16.0
Military or civil service 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
Unable to work 0.1 0.5 1.1 1.4 2.4 0.9
Other 0.4 1.2 1.8 4.8 7.8 2.2
Occupation‡       
Non manual 6.7 55.8 64.7 68.0 73.7 62.1
Managers 1.0 5.9 12.1 25.6 24.7 10.5
Highly-skilled 0.0 12.3 18.2 28.4 38.4 16.6
Medium-skilled 2.4 25.0 21.6 10.8 9.5 22.4
Unskilled 3.3 12.6 12.8 3.1 1.0 12.6
Manual 93.3 41.8 33.4 31.8 26.3 35.9
Services 35.2 19.7 11.4 13.0 12.6 13.9
Highly-skilled 24.5 8.1 7.4 6.7 3.5 7.6
Medium-skilled 7.1 4.5 3.8 2.4 1.9 4.0
Unskilled 26.0 9.3 10.3 7.6 6.2 10.0
Farmer 0.5 0.3 0.4 2.0 2.1 0.4
Military forces 0.0 2.3 1.9 0.2 0.0 2.0
  1. *(> = 6 year olds)
  2. †(> = 15 year olds)
  3. ‡(on those employed)