Table 1

Background characteristics of the participating middle-aged women from Scotland and Sweden and OR calculations

Scotland (n=6250)Sweden (n=741)p ValueOR95% CIOR*95% CI
Age
 Mean(±SD)52.2 (7.6)52.7 (7.7)0.137
Height
 Mean(±SD)161.1 (6.4)166.03 (6.5)0.001
n % n %
Self-assessed general health:
 Good
 Fair
453372.554273.4
112518.016622.5
 Bad5929.5304.12.471.70 to 3.591.791.22 to 2.64
Long-standing illness:
 Yes300348.027237.01.571.35 to 1.841.441.22 to 1.70
 No324752.046363.0
Education:
 Low education195531.48511.63.311.58 to 4.254.13†3.17 to 5.37
 Medium education200932.328939.4
 High education226536.436049.0
  • *OR adjusted for age and education.

  • †OR adjusted only for age.