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Table 2 Individual characteristics of the study population by ethnic group

From: Ethnic differences in the effect of environmental stressors on blood pressure and hypertension in the Netherlands

  Dutch Turkish Moroccan
Number of participants 517 440 365
Age (yrs) 45.5 (16.8) 37.3 (13.0) 37.8 (14.6)
Education %    
Primary school or lower 7.3 42.2 30.1
Lower secondary/vocational 25.1 23.6 33.3
Intermediate vocational 27.3 24.1 27.0
Higher 40.3 10.1 9.6
BMI 25 (4.3) 28.1 (5.4) 27.2 (5.6)
Systolic BP 134.5 (22.3) 123.2 (18.2) 125.0 (19.6)
Diastolic BP 81.9 (11.2) 79.1 (10.8) 77.4 (10.2)
Hypertension % 41.8 24.2 23.3
Neighbourhood stressors    
% Crime    
Low 48.5 (3.6) 49.8 (3.4) 49.7 (3.5)
High 55.9 (1.4) 55.8 (1.4) 55.8 (1.4)
% Housing density    
Low 45.8(9.3) 44.8 10.7) 45.1 (10.0)
High 78.7(9.2) 74.1 (9.5) 74.0 (8.8)
% Nuisance from motor traffic    
Low 22.9 (10.6) 29.5 (9.5) 26.7 (11.1)
High 54.3 (15.0) 52.0 (13.5) 50.1 (11.8)
Mean Quality of green facilities    
Low 5.9 (0.2) 5.9 (0.2) 6.0 (0.2)
High 6.9 (0.3) 6.7 (0.3) 6.8 (0.3)
% Nuisance from alcohol misuse    
Low 5.4 (3.8) 4.7 (3.9) 4.8 (3.9)
High 29.7 (7.0) 26.3 (6.9) 25.0 (6.8)
% Nuisance from drug misuse    
Low 12.0 (4.4) 11.5 (4.0) 11.3 (3.9)
High 31.4 (7.1) 30.6 (7.4) 28.5 (7.2)
% Social participation    
Low 37.2 (5.0) 37.3 (4.5) 37.8 (4.9)
High 53.8 (7.8) 55.1 (9.2) 56.6 (8.9)
  1. BMI = Body mass index; BP = Blood pressure