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Table 2 Descriptive characteristics by area type for Waves 1 and 2

From: The longitudinal NIHR ARC North West Coast Household Health Survey: exploring health inequalities in disadvantaged communities

  Neighbourhoods for Learning
Wave 1 (n = 2009)
Neighbourhoods for Learning
Wave 2 (n = 2026)
Disadvantaged Comparator areas
Wave 1 (n = 1501)
Comparator areas
Wave 2 (n = 1386)
Relatively Advantaged areas
Wave 1 (n = 809)
Age, N(%)
 18–24 yrs 240 (12.0) 210 (10.4) 128 (8.53) 116 (8.4) 53 (6.55)
 25–34 yrs 391 (19.4) 370 (18.3) 284 (18.92) 266 (19.2) 98 (12.11)
 35–44 yrs 325 (16.2) 308 (15.2) 226 (15.06) 229 (16.5) 114 (14.09)
 45–54 yrs 302 (15.0) 316 (15.6) 245 (16.32) 211 (15.2) 143 (17.68)
 55–64 yrs 262 (13.0) 302 (14.9) 248 (16.52) 204 (14.7) 129 (15.95)
 65–74 yrs 271 (13.5) 297 (14.7) 186 (12.39) 206 (14.9) 159 (19.65)
 75+ 218 (10.9) 218 (10.8) 183 (12.19) 150 (10.8) 112 (13.84)
Gender, N(%)
 Male 856 (42.6) 910 (44.9) 625 (41.6) 580 (41.9) 373 (46.1)
 Female 1153 (57.4) 1116 (55.1) 876 (58.4) 806 (58.15) 436 (53.9)
Ethnicity, N(%)
 White 1790 (89.2) 1800 (89.6) 1348 (90.1) 1228 (89.5) 717 (89.0)
 BME 217 (10.8) 209 (10.4) 149 (9.9) 144 (10.5) 89 (11.0)
Education, N(%)
 No qualifications 903 (45.0) 844 (41.7) 613 (41.0) 542 (39.2) 202 (25.0)
 Certificate 867 (43.3) 923 (45.6) 712 (47.6) 652 (47.1) 352 (43.6)
 Degree/higher 235 (11.7) 257 (12.7) 170 (11.4) 190 (13.7) 254 (31.4)
Employment N(%)
 Paid 742 (37.0) 781 (38.6) 628 (41.9) 605 (44.1) 387 (48.0)
 Studying 91 (4.5) 87 (4.3) 46 (3.1) 43 (3.1) 33 (4.1)
 Looking for work 128 (6.4) 89 (4.4) 69 (4.6) 44 (3.2) 13 (1.6)
 Unable due to illness 240 (11.9) 294 (14.5) 150 (10.0) 154 (11.2) 13 (1.6)
 Retired 528 (26.3) 538 (26.6) 416 (27.7) 351 (25.6) 299 (37.1)
 Homemaker 262 (13.1) 194 (9.6) 187 (12.5) 151 (11.0) 60 (7.4)
 Other 17 (0.8) 40 (2.0) 4 (0.2) 25 (1.8) 2 (0.2)
Social rent N(%) 752 (37.4) 1149 (56.7) 454 (30.3) 976 (70.4) 25 (3.09)
Financial struggle N(%)
 Better off than 12 months ago 224 (11.3) 217 (10.8) 195 (13.1) 161 (11.7) 91 (11.4)
 Same as 12 months ago 1403 (70.5) 1485 (73.8) 1078 (72.5) 1025 (74.6) 609 (76.0)
 Worse off than 12 months ago 363 (18.2) 309 (15.4) 215 (14.4) 189 (13.8) 101 (12.6)
Caring responsibilities N(%)
 No 1736 (86.4) 1751 (86.4) 1283 (85.5) 1222 (88.2) 697 (86.1)
 Yes (1–19 h/week) 111 (5.5) 110 (5.4) 102 (6.8) 71 (5.1) 62 (7.7)
 Yes (20–49 h/week) 45 (2.3) 57 (2.8) 29 (1.9) 33 (2.4) 26 (3.2)
 Yes (50+ h/week) 117 (5.8) 108 (5.3) 87 (5.8) 59 (4.3) 24 (3.0)
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