Table 1

Characteristics of 45 and up study sample, new south wales, Australia, 2006-2009
Total sample Males Females
N = 156,035 n = 70,979 n = 85,056
Variable Subcategory n % n % n %
Asthma/Hayfever history Yes 35,571 22.8 13,289 18.7 22,282 26.2
No 120,464 77.2 57,690 81.3 62,774 73.8
Age category 45-64 years 105,369 67.5 44,681 62.9 60,688 71.4
65-74 years 31,579 20.2 16,000 22.5 15,579 18.3
75-84 years 16,137 10.3 8,952 12.6 7,185 8.4
85+ years 2,950 1.9 1,346 1.9 1,604 1.9
Education No certificate or other qualifications 14,260 9.1 6,048 8.5 8,212 9.7
School or intermediate certificate 32,334 20.7 9,835 13.9 22,499 26.4
Higher school or leaving certificate 15,494 9.9 7,004 9.9 8,490 10.0
Trade/apprenticeship 16,134 10.3 12,682 17.9 3,452 4.1
Certificate/diploma 35,444 22.7 14,678 20.7 20,766 24.4
University degree or higher 42,411 27.2 20,732 29.2 21,679 25.5
Weight status from body mass index Underweight 1,855 1.2 457 0.6 1,398 1.6
Normal 57,411 36.8 21,232 29.9 36,179 42.5
Overweight 61,952 39.7 33,921 47.8 28,031 33.0
Obese 34,817 22.3 15,369 21.7 19,448 22.9
Smoking history Ever smoker 65,384 41.9 35,206 49.6 30,178 35.5
Never smoker 90,651 58.1 35,773 50.4 54,878 64.5
Met 2 fruits + 5 vegetable standard Yes 39,255 25.2 12,442 17.5 26,813 31.5
No 116,780 74.8 58,537 82.5 58,243 68.5
Australian Ancestry Yes 80,030 51.3 36,288 51.1 43,742 51.4
No 76,005 48.7 34,691 48.9 41,314 48.6
Speak a language other than English in the home Yes 13,370 8.6 6,505 9.2 6,865 8.1
No 142,665 91.4 64,474 90.8 78,191 91.9
Marital status Married, cohabitating, de facto 120,983 77.5 58,872 82.9 62,111 73.0
Other 35,052 22.5 12,107 17.1 22,945 27.0
Work status Work full time 41,838 26.8 22,958 32.3 18,880 22.2
Retired 54,064 34.6 25,603 36.1 28,461 33.5
Other 60,133 38.5 22,418 31.6 37,715 44.3

Rosenkranz et al.

Rosenkranz et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:84   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-84

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