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Table 1 Demographic, socioeconomic and behavioural risk factor profile of study sample by sex

From: Is the Scottish population living dangerously? Prevalence of multiple risk factors: the Scottish Health Survey 2003

  Men (n = 2,941) % (95%CI) Women (n = 3,633) % (95%CI) Total (n = 6,574) % (95%CI)
Age (years)    
   16-24 14.7 (12.6, 17.0) 12.4 (10.9, 14.1) 13.5 (12.1, 15.0)
   25-34 16.0 (14.3, 17.7) 15.7 (14.4, 17.1) 15.8 (14.6, 17.1)
   35-44 19.9 (18.4, 21.6) 20.1 (18.7, 21.7) 20.0 (18.8, 21.4)
   45-54 17.7 (16.2, 19.4) 16.9 (15.7, 18.1) 17.3 (16.2, 18.4)
   55-64 15.3 (13.9, 16.9) 15.0 (13.8, 16.1) 15.1 (14.1, 16.3)
   65 and over 16.4 (15.0, 17.8) 20.0 (18.5, 21.5) 18.2 (17.0, 19.5)
Deprivation (SIMD2006 quintile)    
   1 (least deprived) 22.1 (19.7-24.7) 21.3 (19.1-23.6) 21.7 (19.5-24.0)
   2 21.2 (18.9-23.7) 20.2 (18.1-22.5) 20.7 (18.7-22.9)
   3 20.2 (17.7-22.9) 19.9 (17.7-22.3) 20.0 (17.8-22.5)
   4 19.6 (17.3-22.1) 19.6 (17.7-21.7) 19.6 (17.7-21.7)
   5 (most deprived) 17.0 (15.3-18.8) 19.0 (17.3-20.9) 18.0 (16.5-19.7)
Education    
   Degree level or above 24.0 (22.0-26.1) 22.7 (20.8-24.7) 23.3 (21.64-25.12)
   Below degree level 45.6 (43.4-47.7) 41.2 (39.0-43.4) 43.3 (41.63-44.93)
   No qualifications 30.4 (28.4-32.5) 36.0 (34.2-37.9) 33.3 (31.75-34.92)
   Missing 0.1 (0.0-0.3) 0.1(0.0-0.3) 0.1 (0.0-0.2)
Ethnicity    
   White 96.8 (95.7-97.7) 97.9 (97.1-98.4) 97.4 (96.6-97.4)
   Black and Minority Ethnic group 2.7 (1.9-3.8) 1.8 (1.3-2.5) 2.2 (1.7-3.0)
   Missing 0.5 (0.2-0.9) 0.4 (0.2-0.7) 0.4 (0.3-0.7)
Marital status    
   Never married 31.9 (29.7-34.1) 25.2 (23.2-27.3) 28.4 (26.7-30.2)
   Currently married 56.2 (54.0-58.4) 51.1 (49.0-53.2) 53.6 (51.7-55.5)
   Divorced, separated or widowed 11.8 (10.8-12.9) 23.6 (22.2-25.1) 17.9 (17.0-19.0)
   Missing 0.1 (0.0-0.3) 0.1 (0.0-0.2) 0.1 (0.0-0.3)
Economic activity status    
   Employed 62.8 (60.7-64.9) 49.9 (48.0-51.8) 56.1 (54.5-57.7)
   Unemployed 6.5 (5.5-7.8) 5.0 (4.1-6.0) 5.7 (5.0-6.6)
   Retired 17.8 (16.3-19.4) 21.8 (20.3-23.3) 19.9 (18.6-21.2)
   Economically inactive 12.7 (11.3-14.3) 23.1 (21.6-24.7) 18.1 (17.0-19.3)
   Missing 0.1 (0.0-0.5) 0.2 (0.1-0.7) 0.2 (0.1-0.4)
Occupational social class    
   I - professional 5.3 (4.3-6.5) 5.0 (4.2-6.1) 5.1 (4.4-6.0)
   II - managerial and technical 20.7 (18.9-22.7) 20.3 (18.9-21.9) 20.5 (19.2-21.9)
   III - skilled 48.3 (46.2-50.5) 48.1 (46.1-50.1) 48.2 (46.5-49.9)
   IV - partly-skilled 15.6 (14.2-17.1) 15.4 (14.0-16.9) 15.5 (14.4-16.6)
   V - unskilled 6.4 (5.5-7.5) 8.0 (7.1-9.1) 7.3 (6.5-8.1)
   Others 1.1 (0.8-1.6) 1.1 (0.8-1.5) 1.1 (0.9-1.4)
   Missing 2.6 (1.9-3.6) 2.1 (1.6-2.8) 2.4 (1.9-3.0)
Smoking status    
   Current 33.8 (31.8-35.8) 30.3 (28.6-32.1) 32.0 (30.6, 33.4)
Drinking status    
   > recommended sensible level* 28.2 (26.4-30.0) 15.2 (13.8-16.7) 21.4 (20.2, 22.6)
Fruit and vegetable consumption    
   < 5 portions/day 79.6 (77.8-81.2) 77.1 (75.4-78.6) 78.3 (76.9, 79.6)
Overweight/obesity    
   BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2 65.8 (64.2-67.5) 60.0 (58.2-61.8) 62.8 (61.4, 64.1)
Physical activity    
   < 5 episodes/week 59.2 (57.1-61.4) 70.5 (68.8-72.1) 65.1 (63.6, 66.6)
  1. * > 21 units/week for men, > 14 units/week women
  2. CI - Confidence Interval
  3. BMI - Body Mass Index
  4. SIMD - Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (2006)