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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of sample groups

From: NHS health checks through general practice: randomised trial of population cardiovascular risk reduction

Characteristic Health Check group Health Check plus group
Age (years) Mean (SD) 63.9 (6.5) 63.3 (6.4)a
Gender F 36 (9.9%) 32 (13.6%)a
M 329 (90.1%) 204 (86.4%)
Ethnicity White 355 (97%) 226 (95.8%)a
Other 10 (3%) 10 (4.2%)
Socio-economic statusb Deprived 161 (45.9%) 121 (52.2%)a
Intermediate 121 (34.5%) 68 (29.3%)
More affluent 69 (19.7%) 43 (18.5%)
  1. a No significant difference between groups; SD–standard deviation; F-Female, M-Male.
  2. b Deprived-IMD deciles 1–3; Intermediate-IMD deciles 4–7; More affluent-IMD deciles 8–10 [25].