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)0029.5 (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 single18.0 (13–23)12.0 (8–16)18.0 (12–24)20.0 (14–26)01.5 (0–4.5)23.5 (20–27)23.9 (21–27)
Percent physically active
 3 × 20 min/week37.8 (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 tasks30.614.7 (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/m2)27.4 (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 ratio0.92 (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).