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Table 1 Distribution of the 2011 sample by study variables

From: Utility of linking primary care electronic medical records with Canadian census data to study the determinants of chronic disease: an example based on socioeconomic status and obesity

Category, n (%) Total Men Women
(n = 5022) (n = 2043) (n = 2979)
Age
 20–29 y 525 (10.5) 181 (9.0) 344 (11.5)
 30–39 y 717 (14.3) 262 (12.7) 455 (15.3)
 40–49 y 962 (19.2) 388 (19.0) 574 (19.0)
 50–59 y 1023 (20.4) 440 (21.4) 583 (20.1)
 60–69 y 901 (18.0) 406 (20.0) 495 (16.4)
 70–79 y 590 (11.7) 251 (12.3) 339 (11.2)
  ≥ 80 y 304 (6.0) 115 (5.6) 189 (6.3)
Material deprivation scorea
 1 (lowest deprivation) 1396 (27.8) 561 (27.5) 835 (28.0)
 2 1238 (24.6) 502 (24.6) 736 (24.7)
 3 820 (16.3) 360 (17.6) 460 (15.4)
 4 796 (15.8) 342 (16.7) 454 (15.2)
 5 (highest deprivation) 772 (15.4) 278 (13.6) 494 (16.6)
Social deprivation scorea
 1 (lowest deprivation) 364 (7.2) 139 (6.8) 225 (7.5)
 2 832 (16.6) 348 (17.0) 484 (16.2)
 3 961 (19.1) 405 (19.8) 556 (18.7)
 4 1026 (20.4) 417 (20.4) 609 (20.4)
 5 (highest deprivation) 1839 (36.6) 734 (35.9) 1105 (37.1)
Body mass index
 Underweight 91 (1.8) 17 (0.8) 74 (2.5)
 Normal weight 1700 (33.8) 527 (25.8) 1173 (39.4)
 Overweight 1642 (32.7) 811 (39.7) 831 (27.9)
 Obese 1589 (31.6) 688 (33.7) 901 (30.2)
  1. aexpected 20 % per quintile