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Table 3 Selected characteristics of localities in each socioeconomic index quintile (above/below median), 2005–2009 average (unless noted otherwise)

From: The economic burden of health disparities related to socioeconomic status in Israel

  Quintile
Below median Above median
Total population (,000) 3230 2866
Localities (N) 73 46
Avg. locality population (,000) 44.3 62.3
Avg. socioeconomic index (weighted by locality population) −0.49 0.80
Share of 0–24 age group 49% 36%
Share of 55+ age group 15% 23%
Share of Jews (2010) 62% 93%
Share of men 49.7 48.6
Avg. wage of men—weighted avg. (2009), USD 1780 2885
Avg. wage of women—weighted avg. (2009), USD 1204 1782
Employment rate (2009) 70% 84%
Age-standardized death rate per 1000 of population 5.85 5.27
Age-standardized death rate per 1000 of population, men only 6.70 6.13
Age-standardized death rate per 1000 of population, women only 5.16 4.58