Table 2

Baseline characteristics according to neighbourhood-level deprivation quintiles in a cohort of British men aged 60–79 years

Neighbourhood-level deprivation (Index of Multiple Deprivation)p Value for trend
Quintile 1 (least deprived) (n=900)Quintile 2 (n=918)Quintile 3 (n=774)Quintile 4 (n=670)Quintile 5 (most deprived) (n=662)
Mean, age (SD)68 (5)68 (5)68 (6)69 (6)69 (5)0.006
Manual occupational social class, n (%)262 (29)382 (42)434 (56)467 (70)520 (79)<0.0001
≥3 Adverse socioeconomic factors,* n (%)45 (5)87 (9)154 (20)200 (30)267 (40)<0.0001
Current smokers, n (%)69 (8)85 (9)93 (12)108 (16)136 (21)<0.0001
Moderate/heavy drinkers,† n (%)151 (17)174 (19)134 (17)122 (18)154 (23)0.01
Physically inactive, n (%)250 (28)272 (30)262 (34)255 (38)258 (40)<0.0001
Obese (BMI ≥30 kg/m2), n (%)111 (12)148 (16)125 (16)136 (20)134 (20)<0.0001
Mean systolic blood pressure, mm Hg (SD)149 (24)149 (25)149 (24)150 (24)149 (24)0.89
Prevalent diabetes—n (%)93 (10)91 (10)92 (12)88 (13)85 (13)0.16
Mean HDL cholesterol, mmol/l (SD)1.36 (0.34)1.34 (0.35)1.31 (0.34)1.29 (0.32)1.30 (0.35)<0.0001
  • *Score includes: no car, not house owner, state pension only, no central heating, manual SC, education ≤14 years.

  • †>16 drinks of alcohol per week (1 UK unit=10 g).

  • BMI, body mass index; HDL, high-density lipoprotein.