Table 2

Association between area of residence and prevalence of CVD. British women aged 60–79

Age adjusted OR (95% CI)*Age, risk factor and socioeconomic class adjusted OR (95% CI)†Age, risk factor, socioeconomic class, and health service utilisation adjusted OR (95% CI)‡
*Age added as a continuous variable; †Systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, high density lipoprotein cholesterol, body mass index added as continuous variables, smoking (categorical—never, ex, current), physical activity (categorical—3 or more, 1–2 or less than one episode(s) activity per week), fruit consumption (categorical—more than one portion a day, one portion a day, most days, one or two days a week, less than once a week), social class based on registrar generals classification (categorical—I, II, III non-manual, III manual, IV, V); ‡health service utilisation: use of aspirin or statins.
South East England111
Midlands and Wales1.77 (1.40 to 2.24)1.22 (0.91 to 1.65)1.15 (0.82 to 1.61)
North England1.27 (1.04 to 1.55)1.14 (0.88 to 1.46)1.01 (0.77 to 1.34)
Scotland1.88 (1.47 to 2.41)1.85 (1.37 to 2.50)1.53 (1.08 to 2.14)