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Table 1 Characteristics of the cohort

From: Longitudinal association between change in the neighbourhood built environment and the wellbeing of local residents in deprived areas: an observational study

Variable Baseline (2005) Follow-up (2013)
  n mean (SD) / % n mean (SD) / %
Age (years) 360 50.4 (13.6) 363 58.5 (13.6)b
% male 361 43.5 363 44.4
% home ownership 360 61.1 363 62.5
% car ownership 361 58.5 362 60.5
% workinga 359 58.5 364 48.1b
% with chronic condition 360 38.9 361 47.9b
% perceived financial strain 361   361  
 Quite comfortably off   11.9   12.5
 Can manage without difficulty   20.2   24.4
 Have to be careful with money   52.9   47.1
 Find it a strain to get by   15.0   16.1
Years lived in local area 365 18.3 (15.3) 362 24.9 (16.6)b
SF-8 PCS-8 352 47.4 (11.0) 360 45.9 (11.7)b
SF-8 MCS-8 352 45.5 (11.1) 360 46.4 (11.1)
  1. n = 365, n number, SD standard deviation, SF-8 MCS-8 SF-8 mental component summary score, SF-8 PCS-8 SF-8 physical component summary score
  2. aIn paid employment (full or part-time), full-time student, or undertaking voluntary work
  3. bSignificant difference between time points (p < 0.05)