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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics, % (FSS 2016, unweighted data)

From: Constructing personal networks in light of COVID-19 containment measures

  Single In couple   Single In couple
(\({n}=400\)) (\({n}=748\))   (\({n}=1851\)) (\({n}=3234\))
  34.8 65.2   36.4 63.6
(a) Young adults (\({n}=1148\)) (b) Elderly (\({n}=5085\))
Gender Gender
Male 60.2 51.2 Male 28.6 52
Female 39.8 48.8 Female 71.4 48
Age Age
18-24 16.2 7.6 65-74 33.3 55.3
25-34 83.8 86.4 75+ 66.7 44.7
Health Health
Good 92.9 94.5 Good 30.5 39.4
Fair 5.6 4.8 Fair 42.5 42.1
Bad 1.5 0.7 Bad 27 18.5
Territorial area Territorial area
North 45.5 50.3 North 46.1 45.3
Center 19.3 15.1 Center 15.7 18.3
South/Islands 35.2 34.7 South/Islands 38.2 36.4
Place of residence\(^*\) Place of residence\(^*\)
Metropolitan area 16.5 15.4 Metropolitan area 16.9 17.8
\(\le 10{,}000\) inhab. 36 43.4 \(\le\)10,000 inhab. 38.4 37.4
\(>10{,}000\) inhab. 47.4 41.2 >10,000 inhab. 44.7 44.8
Education Education
High 30 20.2 High 6 6.7
Medium 53 51.3 Medium 17.5 20.5
Low 17 28.5 Low 76.5 72.8
Income Income
Self-employed 16 12.7 Pension 88.5 80.6
Employed 62.5 63.9 Other 11.5 19.4
Other 21.5 23.4  
Cohab. children  
At least 1 64.3  
  1. * Place of residence is recorded in three categories: metropolitan areas, municipalities up to 10,000 inhabitants, and municipalities beyond 10,000 inhabitants. The category “metropolitan area” includes the big city at the center of the metropolitan area (Turin, Milan, Venice, Genoa, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Naples, Bari, Palermo, Catania, Cagliari) and the municipalities within the borders of the area