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Table 1 Characteristics of patients invited for an NHS Health Check (June 2010-October 2014)

From: NHS health checks: a cross- sectional observational study on equity of uptake and outcomes

Invited for an NHS Health Check
Gender, n (%)
 N 31,881
 Female 15,316 (48)
 Male 16,565 (52)
Age in years a
 N 31,764
 Mean (SD) 52.4 (9.8)
 Median (25th,75th) 50 (44, 60)
 Min, max 39,75
 ≤ 49 years n (%) 13,920 (43.7)
 50–59 years n (%) 9443 (29.6)
 60–69 years n (%) 6167 (19.3)
 70–79 years n (%) 2234 (7.0)
 Missing n (%) 117 (0.4)
Ethnicity b, n (%)
 N 31,881
 White: British 18,774 (58.9)
 White: Irish 224 (0.7)
 White: Other White 1346 (4.2)
 Mixed: White & Black Caribbean 194 (0.6)
 Mixed: White & Black African 90 (0.3)
    Mixed: White & Asian 101 (0.3)
 Mixed: Other Mixed 153 (0.5)
 Asian/Asian British: Indian 365 (1.1)
 Asian/Asian British: Pakistani 364 (1.1)
 Asian/Asian British: Bangladeshi 83 (0.3)
 Asian/Asian British: Other Asian 154 (0.5)
 Other Black: Caribbean 358 (1.1)
 Other Black: African 532 (1.7)
 Other Black: Other 244 (0.8)
 Other: Chinese 157 (0.5)
 Other: Any Other Ethnic Group 216 (0.7)
 Not Stated or Missing 8526 (26.7)
National Index of Multiple Deprivation
 N 31,824
 Mean (SD) 24.8,15.7
 Median (25th, 75th) 23 (12, 33)
 Min, max 2, 70
National IMD quintile, n (%)
 Quintile 1 (least deprived) 4029 (12.6)
 Quintile 2 6134 (19.2)
 Quintile 3 4847 (15.2)
 Quintile 4 9148 (28.7)
 Quintile 5 (most deprived) 7666 (24.0)
 Missing 57 (0.2)
  1. Notes
  2. a Age in years at NHS health check or at first invite
  3. b In subsequent analyses, ethnicity is further aggregated from 16 into 5 categories. These are as indicated in the first part of the ethnicity label: White; Mixed; Asian/Asian British; Other Black; Other. This is in addition to the category ‘Not stated or missing’