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From: Persistent socioeconomic inequalities in cardiovascular risk factors in England over 1994-2008: A time-trend analysis of repeated cross-sectional data

Figure 3

Trends in age-standardised risk factors over 1994-2008 by IMD quintiles in women aged 16-54 years. Smoothed estimates based on three-year moving averages for smoking, obesity and fruit and vegetable consumption. Smoothed estimates for high blood pressure obtained by merging two consecutive years (from 1997 onwards). High blood pressure defined as SBP ≥ 140 mmHg; raised cholesterol as total cholesterol ≥ 5.0 mmol/l; and high physical activity as meeting the recommendations of participating in moderate or vigorous activities for at least 30 min duration on at least five days per week (excluding work-based activities)

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