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Table 1 Distribution of variables and their average values for BMI, EQ-5D and age

From: Association between body mass index and health-related quality of life, and the impact of self-reported long-term conditions – cross-sectional study from the south Yorkshire cohort dataset

Variable Count Mean Mean Median Mean
BMI EQ-5D EQ-5D Age
Age      
 Under 25 1,142 23.45 0.92 1 20.06
 25 to 34 1,870 25.02 0.90 1 29.76
 35 to 44 2,614 25.94 0.87 1 39.85
 45 to 54 3,219 26.53 0.84 0.88 49.66
 55 to 64 4,387 27.02 0.80 0.81 59.89
 65 to 74 4,159 26.99 0.76 0.80 69.14
 75plus 2,069 26.22 0.70 0.73 78.98
Gender      
 Male 8,562 26.64 0.81 0.85 56.20
 Female 10,898 26.04 0.82 0.85 52.77
Ethnic group      
 White 18,735 26.32 0.81 0.85 54.81
 Mixed 102 25.76 0.85 1 39.39
 Asian 387 25.83 0.83 1 38.88
 Black 147 26.93 0.82 0.92 44.27
 Chinese or other 89 24.81 0.83 0.85 42.91
Highest education      
 Degree/NVQ4-5 5,734 25.33 0.89 1 49.31
 A-levels/NVQ3 2,434 25.81 0.85 1 45.18
 GCSEs/NVQ1-2 5,155 26.52 0.83 0.85 51.02
 None 1,237 27.15 0.76 0.80 64.72
 Other 4,900 27.24 0.70 0.76 65.41
Smoking status      
 Current smoker 2,540 25.78 0.75 0.80 48.71
 Former smoker 6,628 26.90 0.79 0.80 59.75
 Never smoked 10,292 25.98 0.85 1 51.83
Deprivation quintile      
 Least deprived 3,881 25.32 0.87 1 54.22
 Low deprivation 3,894 25.85 0.85 0.92 56.10
 Average 3,863 26.22 0.84 0.85 55.01
 High deprivation 3,896 26.82 0.79 0.85 53.62
 Most deprived 3,926 27.29 0.73 0.80 52.46
NSSEC      
 Manager & professional 8,149 25.85 0.87 1 52.59
 Intermediate 1,976 26.10 0.84 0.85 51.08
 Small employers/etc. 1,185 26.47 0.82 0.85 56.81
 Lower supervisory/etc. 1,451 26.84 0.79 0.80 56.20
 Semi-routine & routine 2,051 26.73 0.79 0.80 52.01
 Missing 4,648 26.78 0.73 0.80 58.37
Alcohol consumption      
 None 6,690 26.92 0.75 0.80 54.91
 Moderate 10,648 25.89 0.85 0.88 54.37
 Hazardous 1,961 26.30 0.86 0.88 51.92
 Harmful 161 27.33 0.76 0.80 51.50
LTCs      
 Diabetes 1,268 30.06 0.66 0.73 64.82
 Heart disease 1,248 28.02 0.62 0.69 70.05
 Stroke 413 27.25 0.58 0.69 69.70
 Cancer 557 26.82 0.70 0.71 66.86
 Osteoarthritis 1,849 28.15 0.56 0.69 67.79
 Breathing problems 2,107 27.42 0.66 0.73 59.14
 High blood pressure 3,736 28.59 0.71 0.76 66.28
 No LTCs 7,526 25.08 0.94 1 46.41