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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants at baseline

From: Socioeconomic variation in incidence of primary and secondary major cardiovascular disease events: an Australian population-based prospective cohort study

Age group 45-64 65-79 ≥80 All age groups
Mean age ± SD 55 ± 5.41 71 ± 4.26 84 ± 3.54 63 ± 11.17
  Number % Number % Number % Number %
All participants 163 660 100 75 940 100 27 084 100 266 684 100
Sex
 Male 70 502 43 39 300 52 13 893 51 123 695 46
 Female 93 158 57 36 640 48 13 191 49 142 989 54
Education
 No qualifications 13 690 8 12 320 17 5 225 20 31 235 12
 Certificate/diploma/trade 102 243 63 50 004 67 17 231 66 169 478 65
 University degree 46 083 28 11 966 16 3 465 13 61 514 23
Annual household income
 < $20,000 18 853 14 23 541 42 10 027 55 52 421 25
 $20,000- < $40,000 23 904 18 17 743 31 4 988 27 46 635 22
 $40,000- < $70,000 35 401 26 9 567 17 2 128 12 47 096 23
 ≥$70,000 55 905 42 5 676 10 1 195 7 62 776 30
IRSD socioeconomic quintile
 1 (most disadvantaged) 30 095 18 16 234 21 4 629 17 50 958 19
 2 39 896 24 20 384 27 5 975 22 66 255 25
 3 33 061 20 14 763 19 4 978 18 52 802 20
 4 30 579 19 12 664 17 5 155 19 48 398 18
 5 (least disadvantaged) 29 866 18 11 858 16 6 338 23 48 062 18
Region of birth
 Australia/NZ 127 970 79 57 703 77 19 191 72 204 864 77
 Other 34 720 21 17 343 23 7 417 28 59 480 23
Region of residence
 Major cities 72 554 44 30 653 40 16 867 62 120 074 45
 Inner regional 57 828 35 29 087 38 6 793 25 93 708 35
 Outer regional/remote/very remote 33 126 20 16 166 21 3 415 13 52 707 20
Private health insurance
 Yes (hospital/DVA) 111 826 68 45 687 60 16 305 60 173 818 65
 No 51 833 32 30 247 40 10 777 40 92 857 35
Prior major CVD
 Yes 19 577 12 24 953 33 13 775 51 58 305 22
 No 144 083 88 50 987 67 13 309 49 208 379 78
  1. % show characteristics within a given age group. Denominators of the percentages do not include missing cases. Number of missing cases: education = 4,457 (1.7%); annual household income = 57,756 (21.7%); IRSD socioeconomic quintile = 209 (0.1%); region of birth = 2,340 (0.9%); region of residence = 195 (0.1%); private health insurance = 9 (<0.1%)