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Table 10 Demographic characteristics of respondents at baseline

From: Health and Employment after Fifty (HEAF): a new prospective cohort study

Characteristic Men N (%) Women N (%) All, N (%)
Ethnic group:
 Caucasian 3627 (98.1) 4334 (98.2) 7961 (98.2)
 Other 70 (1.9) 78 (1.8) 148 (1.8)
Marital status:
 Married/civil partnership 2728 (73.8) 2995 (68.3) 5723 (70.8)
 Widowed 83 (2.3) 242 (5.5) 325 (4.0)
 Divorced 472 (12.8) 802 (18.3) 1274 (15.8)
 Single 414 (11.2) 347 (7.9) 761 (9.4)
Educational qualification:a
 None 539 (14.5) 733 (16.6) 1272 (15.6)
 School 631 (17.0) 1014 (22.9) 1645 (20.2)
 Vocational training certificate 1203 (32.5) 1246 (28.2) 2449 (30.1)
 University degree 631 (17.0) 652 (14.7) 1283 (15.8)
 Higher professional qualification 703 (19.0) 782 (17.7) 1485 (18.3)
Home ownership:
 Owned outright 1849 (51.1) 2442 (56.7) 4291 (54.1)
 Owned with a mortgage 1236 (34.2) 1259 (29.2) 2495 (31.5)
 Rented 508 (14.0) 584 (14.0) 1092 (13.8)
 Living rent free 26 (0.7) 22 (0.5) 48 (0.6)
Living alone:
 Yes 723 (19.8) 974 (22.3) 1697 (21.2)
 No 2936 (80.2) 3386 (77.7) 6322 (78.8)
  1. ahighest attained level