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Table 1 Predisposing, enabling and need factors described in the sample (N = 2370)

From: Variations of health check attendance in later life: results from a British birth cohort study

 N (%)
Predisposing factors
 Childhood social class
  Unskilled122 (5.2)
  Partly skilled391 (16.5)
  Skilled (manual)695 (29.3)
  Skilled (non-manual)395 (16.7)
  Intermediate484 (20.4)
  Professional167 (7.1)
  Missing116 (4.9)
Adolescent self-organisation, mean (95% CI)3.4 (3.4–3.4)
 Missing, N (%)247 (10.4)
Educational attainment at age 26
 No qualifications738 (31.1)
 Lower secondary637 (26.9)
 Advanced secondary619 (26.1)
 Degree level252 (10.6)
 Missing124 (5.2)
Adult social class
 Unskilled87 (3.7)
 Partly skilled240 (10.1)
 Skilled (manual)375 (15.8)
 Skilled (non-manual)562 (23.7)
 Intermediate909 (38.4)
 Professional177 (7.5)
 Missing20 (0.8)
Smoking status
 Never663 (28.0)
 Ex1410 (59.5)
 Current137 (5.8)
 Missing160 (6.8)
Physical activity
 Inactive1075 (45.4)
 Less active538 (22.7)
 Most active598 (25.2)
 Missing159 (6.7)
Marital status
 Single86 (3.6)
 Married1760 (74.3)
 Separated/divorced/ widowed478 (20.2)
 Missing46 (1.9)
Enabling factors
 GP visits
  No previously reported GP visits1111 (46.9)
  Previously reported GP visits1256 (53.0)
  Missing3 (0.1)
 Ever attended mammogram age 53 (N = 1231 women)
  Never60 (4.7)
  Yes1102 (89.5)
  Missing69 (5.6)
 Cervical screening attendance age 43 (N = 1231 women)
  Attended + 5 years ago/never130 (10.6)
  Attended within last 5 years1020 (82.9)
  Missing81 (6.6)
Need factors
 Childhood serious illness resulting in hospital admissions (age 0–25)
  No hospital admissions1674 (70.6)
  At least one hospital admission696 (29.4)
Total number health conditions at age 53, mean (95% CI)1.6 (1.5–1.6)
 Missing211 (8.9)