Table 2

 Age adjusted mean neighbourhood characteristics and personal socioeconomic indicators at baseline in black participants who died and did not die, the cardiovascular health study, 1989–1993

Black menBlack women
Died of CVD (n = 40)Died of other causes (n = 46)Did not die (n = 235)p Value death v no deathp Value CVD death v non-CVD deathDied of CVD (n = 41)Died of other causes (n = 37)Did not die (n = 458)p Value death v no deathp Value CVD death v non-CVD death
CVD, cardiovascular disease. *The neighbourhood score was constructed by summing Z scores for six neighbourhood level variables: median household income; median value of housing units; percentage of households receiving interest, dividend or net rental income; percentage adults with complete high school; percentage adults with complete college, and percentage of persons in managerial or professional specialty occupations.
Neighbourhood characteristics
Neighbourhood score*−3.5−2.7−1.80.020.21−2.9−4.1−2.70.160.13
Median household income ($)1990021400233000.070.361920019200211000.150.96
Median value of housing units ($)4840059200679000.020.095490049900611000.070.36
Households with interest, dividends or rental income (%)2022260.030.652317220.360.06
Adult residents who completed high school (%)6568710.040.406662670.060.20
Adult resident who completed college (%)1314170.080.611612150.630.08
Employed residents with executive, managerial, or professional occupation (%)1719210.050.481916200.290.18
Individual characteristics
Annual income ⩾$250001236300.350.02116130.330.53
Complete college (%)1520190.810.57812150.290.61
Executive/managerial/professional/administrative lifetime occupation (%)2231310.40.41921290.10.8