Table 2 Prevalence of women reporting no moderate or vigorous physical activity and other characteristics across fifths of ward deprivation scores
Prevalence (95% CI) by fifth of ward Carstairs’ score (range of Carstairs’ score)p Linear trend
1 (Most affluent) (n  =  846) (−5.13 to −2.40)2 (n  =  849) (−2.39 to −1.04)3 (n  =  839) (−1.03 to 0.55)4 (n  =  844) (0.56 to 2.789)5 (Most deprived) (n  =  838) (2.79 to 18.68)
0 Hours per week moderate/vigorous activity47.6 (44.1 to 51.1)43.8 (40.3 to 47.3)54.6 (51.1 to 58.1)58.6 (55.9 to 62.0)62.7 (59.2 to 66.0)<0.001
Childhood, manual social class69.2 (65.8 to 72.4)69.1 (65.6 to 72.3)77.5 (74.4 to 80.4)85.2 (82.4 to 87.6)84.5 (81.6 to 86.9)<0.001
Childhood, house with no bathroom32.1 (29.0 to 35.4)32.9 (29.7 to 36.3)38.9 (35.6 to 42.4)45.8 (42.3 to 49.3)46.8 (43.3 to 50.3)<0.001
Childhood, house with no hot water29.7 (26.7 to 33.0)30.1 (27.0 to 33.4)35.6 (32.3 to 39.0)40.6 (37.2 to 44.1)43.0 (39.5 to 46.6)<0.001
Childhood, no family access to car76.6 (73.6 to 79.5)75.7 (72.6 to 78.6)83.8 (81.1 to 86.2)87.3 (84.7 to 89.5)91.0 (88.7 to 92.8)<0.001
Shared bedroom as a child41.3 (37.9 to 44.7)46.1 (42.7 to 49.6)52.2 (48.7 to 55.6)58.9 (55.3 to 62.3)66.2 (62.7 to 69.4)<0.001
Left full-time education before minimum legal age25.6 (22.5 to 28.9)24.8 (21.7 to 28.2)34.3 (30.8 to 38.1)40.5 (36.7 to 44.4)44.5 (40.7 to 48.4)<0.001
Adult manual social class39.7 (36.4 to 43.2)41.8 (38.4 to 45.3)52.9 (49.4 to 56.4)62.3 (58.7 to 65.7)68.6 (65.1 to 71.9)<0.001
Adult no car access14.8 (12.6 to 17.4)17.4 (14.9 to 20.2)29.6 (26.5 to 32.9)35.2 (31.9 to 38.7)42.6 (39.0 to 46.2)<0.001
Adult living in local authority housing3.6 (2.5 to 5.1)5.1 (3.8 to 6.9)10.1 (8.2 to 12.4)21.2 (18.5 to 24.2)27.0 (23.9 to 30.2)<0.001
State pension only18.3 (15.7 to 21.2)21.0 (18.3 to 24.1)29.4 (26.2 to 32.7)37.0 (33.6 to 40.5)40.9 (37.3 to 44.5)<0.001
Current smoker7.9 (6.3 to 9.9)8.5 (6.8 to 10.6)11.3 (9.3 to 13.6)12.2 (10.1 to 14.6)17.2 (14.8 to 19.9)<0.001
CVD14.6 (12.4 to 17.1)12.6 (10.5 to 15.0)16.7 (14.3 to 19.4)21.3 (18.6 to 24.1)21.4 (18.8 to 24.3)<0.001
Respiratory disease23.8 (21.0 to 26.9)26.3 (23.4 to 29.5)25.5 (22.6 to 28.6)25.1 (22.2 to 28.3)24.2 (21.3 to 27.4)0.6
BMI (kg/m2)*27.0 (26.7 to 27.4)27.3 (27.0 to 27.6)27.6 (27.3 to 28.0)28.0 (27.7 to 28.4)28.2 (27.8 to 28.5)<0.001
  • BMI, body mass index; CVD, cardiovascular disease.

  • *For body mass index results are means (95% CI); all other results are percentages (95% CI). Numbers in column headings refer to the 4216 (99%) with deprivation scores, for each individual the variable numbers included differ slightly because of missing data.