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Table 1 Characteristics of participants

From: Intergenerational educational mobility is associated with cardiovascular disease risk behaviours in a cohort of young Australian adults: The Childhood Determinants of Adult Health (CDAH) Study

   Males Females
   n (%) n (%)
Mean (SD) age, years   32 ± 3 31 ± 3
Marital status Single 304 (33) 334 (32)
  Married/living as married 628 (67) 707 (68)
Area of residence* Major city 744 (80) 803 (77)
  Inner regional 125 (13) 154 (15)
  Outer regional/remote 63 (7) 82 (8)
History of CVD or diabetes*   79 (9) 40 (4)
Family history of CVD or diabetes   92 (10) 107 (10)
Participant's education High 380 (41) 511 (49)
  Intermediate 331 (36) 259 (25)
  Low 221 (24) 271 (26)
Highest of parent's education High 285 (31) 302 (29)
  Intermediate 302 (32) 364 (35)
  Low 345 (37) 375 (36)
Educational mobility Stable high 175 (19) 213 (21)
  Stable intermediate 134 (14) 124 (12)
  Stable low 121 (13) 141 (14)
  Downward 171 (18) 180 (17)
  Upward 331 (36) 383 (37)
  1. * missing data: n = 2 for area of residence, n = 89 for history of CVD or diabetes
  2. CVD: cardiovascular disease