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Table 2 The relationship between obesity and combined material and social deprivation stratified by age group

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

Obese, n (%), N = 1589
  Combined material and social deprivation quintile
Age group, years, n 1 (least deprived) 2 3 4 5 (most deprived) p-value
20–39 325 29 (8.9) 60 (18.5) 73 (22.5) 28 (8.6) 135 (41.5) 0.0863
40–59 713 99 (13.9) 173 (24.3) 130 (18.2) 69 (9.7) 242 (33.9) <0.0001
60–79 499 61 (12.2) 134 (26.9) 137 (27.5) 35 (7.0) 132 (26.5) 0.0239
80+ 52 6 (11.5) 14 (26.9) 17 (32.7) 3 (5.8) 12 (23.1) 0.6081*
  1. *small numbers decrease power and the ability to detect significant differences for patients in the oldest age group