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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study sample

From: Characterising the extent of misreporting of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes using the Australian Health Survey

  Male (n = 3275) Female (n = 3994) All (n = 7269)
% % %
Mean age, years (SD) 52.5 (0.3) 51.4 (0.3) 51.9 (0.2)
Age groups
 18–44 32.8 35.7 34.4
 45–64 41.0 40.2 40.6
 65+ 26.1 24.1 25.0
ASGS remoteness classification
 Major cities 60.8 61.2 61.0
 Inner regional areas 22.8 22.6 22.7
 Other areas 16.4 16.2 16.3
Equivalised household income
 Quintile 1 (lowest income) 16.1 19.5 18.0
 Quintile 2 18.1 21.0 19.7
 Quintile 3 19.9 19.6 19.7
 Quintile 4 22.2 21.3 21.7
 Quintile 5 (highest income) 23.7 18.6 20.9
IRSD (area-level disadvantage)
 Quintile 1 (highest disadvantage) 18.1 18.2 18.1
 Quintile 2 19.3 20.4 19.9
 Quintile 3 20.9 20.6 20.7
 Quintile 4 20.8 20.1 20.4
 Quintile 5 (lowest disadvantage) 20.9 20.7 20.8
Highest year of school completed
 Year 9 or below 16.4 15.2 15.8
 Year 10 or equivalent 24.6 24.6 24.6
 Year 11 or equivalent 10.0 9.5 9.7
 Year 12 or equivalent 49.0 50.7 49.9
Region of birth
 Australia 69.9 72.3 71.2
 Northwest Europe 12.7 10.6 11.6
 Oceania and Antarctica (excluding Australia) 3.5 3.3 3.4
 Southeast Asia 2.7 3.5 3.2
 Southern and Eastern Europe 2.7 3.0 2.9
 Southern and Central Asia 2.6 2.0 2.3
 Sub-Saharan Africa 1.6 1.5 1.6
 Northeast Asia 1.6 1.5 1.6
 Americas 1.5 1.3 1.4
 North Africa and Middle East 1.1 0.9 1.0
English proficiency
 Very well or mainly speaks English at home 95.6 95.2 95.4
 Well 3.3 3.4 3.4
 Not well or not at all 1.1 1.4 1.2
  1. Notes: Columns may not sum to 100 % due to rounding artefacts. ASGS Australian Statistical Geography Standard, IRSD Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage, SD standard deviation