Table 1

Descriptive characteristics at baseline (1997–2000) by retirement status at follow-up 1 (2002–2006), EPIC–Norfolk cohort, UK

n=3334Employed to retired
n=785
Remained employed
n=2549
p Value
Sex (n, %)
 Male37023.1123076.90.58
 Female41523.9131976.1
Age (mean, SD) years59.74.753.05.1<0.001
BMI (mean, SD) kg/m226.53.926.03.70.005
Social class (n, %)
 Non-manual47822.6163777.40.09
 Manual30725.291274.8
Marital status (n, %)
 Married67123.2222676.80.18
 Not married11426.132373.9
  • BMI, Body Mass Index; EPIC, European Prospective Investigation into Cancer.