Table 2

Hospital admissions (mean, SD) by participant characteristics in 17 939 British people between 1999/2000 and 2009

CharacteristicTotal number with characteristicNumber of admissions 
Mean (SD)
Past-year generalised anxiety disorder
 Yes3934.0 (6.3)***
 No17 5463.4 (13.0)
Sociodemographics
Age (years)
 <5023591.9 (9.8)***
 50–6062093.0 (16.5)
 60–7057333.8 (11.2)
 70+36384.6 (9.6)
Sex
 Women99373.1 (14.0)***
 Men80023.9 (11.3)
Education†
 Low61064.1 (17.1)***
 High11 8333.1 (10.1)
Marital status
 Single6863.0 (8.9)***
 Married14 5383.3 (10.9)
 Other‡27154.0 (21.0)
Social class
 Manual68364.0 (18.3)***
 Non-manual11 1033.1 (7.8)
Employment
 Yes77122.5 (9.1)***
 No10 2274.1 (15.1)
Health status
Physical conditions§
 Yes91663.9 (10.4)***
 No87733.0 (15.1)
Disability level
 High¶89004.4 (16.5)***
 Low90392.5 (7.8)
Psychiatric conditions
Past-year major depressive disorder
 Yes9344.5 (13.6)***
 No17 0053.4 (12.9)
Behaviour risk factors
Physical activity
 Active††12 8223.2 (13.3)***
 Inactive51174.1 (11.7)
Smoking status
 Current smoker18934.6 (26.8)***
 Former smoker74703.8 (11.4)
 Never-smoker85762.9 (8.6)
Alcohol intake
 High‡‡92413.2 (13.3)***
 Low86983.7 (12.5)
  • *P<0.05, ***P<0.001.

  • †High education: O-level, A-level, degree; low education: refers to no education.

  • ‡Other: divorced, separated, widowed.

  • §Physical conditions: respiratory disease (asthma and bronchitis), allergies and hay fever, stroke, heart attack, cancer, diabetes, thyroid conditions, arthritis.

  • ¶Below the physical component summary score value of 50.6.

  • ††Moderately inactive, moderately active, active.

  • ‡‡3+units of alcohol/week (one pint beer=two units, one glass wine=one unit, one glass sherry=one unit, one glass spirit=one unit).