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Table 1 Characteristics of 1,202,983 women by education and by area deprivation

From: The role of health-related behavioural factors in accounting for inequalities in coronary heart disease risk by education and area deprivation: prospective study of 1.2 million UK women

  Education Area deprivation All women
Characteristics Tertiary Secondary/Technical No qualifications Least deprived third Middle third Most deprived third  
N (%) 161,030 (13) 522,465 (43) 519,488 (43) 412,757 (34) 403,223 (34) 387,003 (32) 1,202,983
Most deprived third, % 21 24 43 32
No qualifications, % 31 41 58 43
Mean age, years (SD) 55.4 (4.7) 55.7 (4.7) 56.5 (4.8) 55.9 (4.8) 56.0 (4.8) 56.0 (4.8) 56.0 (4.8)
Mean height, cm (SD) 163.5 (6.6) 162.5 (6.5) 161.1 (6.8) 162.5 (6.5) 162.3 (6.7) 161.3 (6.9) 162.0 (6.7)
Current smoker % 11 16 27 14 18 29 20
Mean alcohol, drinks/week (SD) 5.7 (6.0) 4.6 (5.5) 3.2 (4.7) 4.6 (5.4) 4.2 (5.3) 3.6 (5.1) 4.2 (5.3)
Physically inactive % 31 41 60 41 46 57 48
Mean body mass index, kg/m2 (SD) 25.3 (4.3) 25.8 (4.4) 26.7 (4.8) 25.6 (4.2) 26.0 (4.5) 26.8 (5.0) 26.1 (4.6)
Diabetes % 1 2 3 2 2 3 2
Hypertension % 11 14 17 13 14 16 15
Follow-up
 First CHD events 5900 25,630 40,367 19,204 22,455 30,238 71,897
 Person years (1000s) 1867 6067 5978 4820 4696 4397 13,912
 CHD deaths 415 1910 3707 1342 1810 2880 6032
 Person years (1000s) 1893 6180 6158 4905 4795 4530 14,230
  1. Some percentages do not add up to 100 due to rounding