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Table 1—

Basic characteristics of the male and female participants aged 35–79 years

European
African-Caribbean
Pakistani
Total
Men (n = 219)Women (n = 252)Men (n = 131)Women (n = 185)Men (n = 67)Women (n = 65)Men (n = 502)Women (n = 520)
Age (years) 56.0 (54–57) 55.6 (54–57) 58.1 (57–60) 54.8 (53–56) 50.4 (48–53) 50.5 (48–53) 55.8 (55–57) 54.5 (54–55) 
Percent born in U.K. 65.6 (59–72) 73.1 (68–79) 2.3 (0–5) 2.7 (0–5) 29.5 (26–34) 37.4 (33–42) 
Time in U.K. (years) 34.8 (29–41) 34.5 (30–39) 34.0 (32–36) 31.9 (31–33) 24.6 (22–27) 19.3 (17–22) 30.8 (29–32) 27.7 (26–29) 
Household income (%) 
 <$15,000 (£10,000) 63.6 (57–70) 69.3 (64–75) 64.6 (57–72) 63.1 (56–70) 56.3 (44–68) 31.1 (20–42) 68.9 (65–73) 75.2 (71–79) 
Percent single 18.0 (13–23) 12.0 (8–16) 18.0 (12–24) 20.0 (14–26) 1.5 (0–4.5) 23.5 (20–27) 23.9 (21–27) 
Percent physically active         
 3 × 20 min/week 37.8 (23–53) 29.4 (13–46) 25.4 (14–37) 33.8 (23–45) 6.8 (0–13) 5.2 (0–11) 22.0 (16–28) 22.7 (16–29) 
 In manual tasks 30.6 14.7 (15–28) 25.4 (19–43) 35.2 (24–46) 10.2 (2–18) 3.4 (0–8) 21.4 (15–28) 19.6 (13–26) 
Age leaving school (years) 15.3 (15–15) 15.7 (15–16) 16.3 (15–18) 18.4 (16–21) 17.6 (15–20) 17.1 (11–23) 15.5 (15–16) 15.6 (15–16) 
Height (cm) 170.3 (169–171) 159.2 (158–160) 171.0 (170–172) 160.8 (160–162) 168.4 (167–170) 156.0 (154–158) 170.2 (170–171) 159.4 (159–160) 
Weight (kg) 79.5 (78–81) 69.0 (67–71) 78.7 (77–81) 78.0 (76–80) 78.1 (75–81) 72.2 (69–75) 78.6 (77–80) 72.3 (71–74) 
BMI (kg/m227.4 (27–28) 27.2 (27–28) 26.9 (26–27) 30.2 (29–31) 27.5 (27–29) 29.6 (28–31) 27.1 (27–27) 28.4 (28–29) 
Waist (cm) 96.6 (95–98) 84.6 (83–86) 92.8 (91–94) 91.3 (89–93) 99.9 (98–102) 96.5 (94–99) 95.4 (94–96) 88.4 (87–90) 
Hip (cm) 103.4 (102–105) 104.8 (103–106) 101.0 (100–102) 109.2 (107–111) 104.7 (102–107) 109.3 (107–112) 102.4 (102–103) 107.0 (106–108) 
Waist-to-hip ratio 0.92 (0.92–0.94) 0.81 (0.80–0.82) 0.92 (0.91–0.93) 0.84 (0.83–0.85) 0.96 (0.94–0.97) 0.88 (0.86–0.91) 0.92 (0.92–0.94) 0.83 (0.82–0.83) 
European
African-Caribbean
Pakistani
Total
Men (n = 219)Women (n = 252)Men (n = 131)Women (n = 185)Men (n = 67)Women (n = 65)Men (n = 502)Women (n = 520)
Age (years) 56.0 (54–57) 55.6 (54–57) 58.1 (57–60) 54.8 (53–56) 50.4 (48–53) 50.5 (48–53) 55.8 (55–57) 54.5 (54–55) 
Percent born in U.K. 65.6 (59–72) 73.1 (68–79) 2.3 (0–5) 2.7 (0–5) 29.5 (26–34) 37.4 (33–42) 
Time in U.K. (years) 34.8 (29–41) 34.5 (30–39) 34.0 (32–36) 31.9 (31–33) 24.6 (22–27) 19.3 (17–22) 30.8 (29–32) 27.7 (26–29) 
Household income (%) 
 <$15,000 (£10,000) 63.6 (57–70) 69.3 (64–75) 64.6 (57–72) 63.1 (56–70) 56.3 (44–68) 31.1 (20–42) 68.9 (65–73) 75.2 (71–79) 
Percent single 18.0 (13–23) 12.0 (8–16) 18.0 (12–24) 20.0 (14–26) 1.5 (0–4.5) 23.5 (20–27) 23.9 (21–27) 
Percent physically active         
 3 × 20 min/week 37.8 (23–53) 29.4 (13–46) 25.4 (14–37) 33.8 (23–45) 6.8 (0–13) 5.2 (0–11) 22.0 (16–28) 22.7 (16–29) 
 In manual tasks 30.6 14.7 (15–28) 25.4 (19–43) 35.2 (24–46) 10.2 (2–18) 3.4 (0–8) 21.4 (15–28) 19.6 (13–26) 
Age leaving school (years) 15.3 (15–15) 15.7 (15–16) 16.3 (15–18) 18.4 (16–21) 17.6 (15–20) 17.1 (11–23) 15.5 (15–16) 15.6 (15–16) 
Height (cm) 170.3 (169–171) 159.2 (158–160) 171.0 (170–172) 160.8 (160–162) 168.4 (167–170) 156.0 (154–158) 170.2 (170–171) 159.4 (159–160) 
Weight (kg) 79.5 (78–81) 69.0 (67–71) 78.7 (77–81) 78.0 (76–80) 78.1 (75–81) 72.2 (69–75) 78.6 (77–80) 72.3 (71–74) 
BMI (kg/m227.4 (27–28) 27.2 (27–28) 26.9 (26–27) 30.2 (29–31) 27.5 (27–29) 29.6 (28–31) 27.1 (27–27) 28.4 (28–29) 
Waist (cm) 96.6 (95–98) 84.6 (83–86) 92.8 (91–94) 91.3 (89–93) 99.9 (98–102) 96.5 (94–99) 95.4 (94–96) 88.4 (87–90) 
Hip (cm) 103.4 (102–105) 104.8 (103–106) 101.0 (100–102) 109.2 (107–111) 104.7 (102–107) 109.3 (107–112) 102.4 (102–103) 107.0 (106–108) 
Waist-to-hip ratio 0.92 (0.92–0.94) 0.81 (0.80–0.82) 0.92 (0.91–0.93) 0.84 (0.83–0.85) 0.96 (0.94–0.97) 0.88 (0.86–0.91) 0.92 (0.92–0.94) 0.83 (0.82–0.83) 

Data are means (95% CI).

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