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Table 1 Comparisons of SELCoH sample with available UK census information

From: Identifying socio-demographic and socioeconomic determinants of health inequalities in a diverse London community: the South East London Community Health (SELCoH) study

  2001 UK Census for the SELCoH study catchment areaa
n (%)
SELCoH study sample
n (%)
Total samples b N = 511035 N = 1698
Gender   
   Female 260066 (50.9%) 959 (56.5%)
   Male 250969 (49.1%) 739 (43.5%)
Ethnic group   
   White 320377 (62.7%) 1051 (63.4%)
   Mixed c 22014 (4.3%) ---
   Black-Caribbean 51694 (9.9%) 143 (8.7%)
   Black-African 70186 (7.3%) 234 (13.2%)
   Asian or Asian British 22105 (4.3%) 63 (3.5%)
   Other 36593 (7.2%) 205 (11.2%)
Age groups   
   16-29 129290 (32.6%) 577 (34.0%)
   30-59 200387 (50.5%) 876 (51.6%)
   60+ 66770 (16.8%) 244 (14.4%)
Economically active d 265546 (68.5%) 1125 (69.5%)
Economically inactive e 121919 (31.5%) 494 (30.5%)
  1. aSouth east London Boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark; data are provided by the UK Office for National Statistics
  2. bCensus sample are age16 to 74 years and SELCoH sample are age 16 to 90; Frequencies may not add up to 100% due to missing values; percentages are unweighted
  3. cMixed ethnicity not specified as a category in the SELCoH study and are included in the Other ethnic category
  4. dEconomically active includes: Full time work, Part time work, Casual work, Unemployed, and Working Students
  5. eEconomically inactive includes: Student, Permanent sick/disabled, Temporary sick, Retired, Looking after the home children