Table 1

Characteristics of study population

Find and treat (homeless)Health Survey for England (housed)P value
Sample size133613 360
Age group (years)
 16–24140 (10.5)1400 (10.5)Matched
 25–34364 (27.2)3640 (27.2)
 35–44374 (28.0)3740 (28.0)
 45–54315 (23.6)3150 (23.6)
 55–64143 (10.7)1430 (10.7)
Sex
 Male249 (18.6)2490 (18.6)Matched
 Female1087 (81.4)10 870 (81.4)
Current smoker
 Yes317 (23.7)3463 (25.9)*
 No115 (8.6)9839 (73.6)
 Missing904 (67.7)58 (0.4)
Drank alcohol every day last week
 Yes101 (7.6)1087 (8.1)*
 No331 (24.8)12 271 (91.8)
 Missing904 (67.7)2 (0.01)
Injects drugs
 Current82 (6.1)*
 Past191 (14.3)
 Never1034 (77.4)
 Missing29 (2.2)13 360 (100.0)
Prevalence of long-term conditions
 Asthma244 (18.3)756 (5.7)p<0.001
 COPD187 (14.0)180 (1.3)p<0.001
 Epilepsy80 (6.0)108 (0.8)p<0.001
 Heart problems103 (7.7)266 (2.0)p<0.001
 Stroke24 (1.8)53 (0.4)p<0.001
 Diabetes55 (4.1)431 (3.2)p=0.098
EQ-5D-3L (health-related quality of life)
 Reporting problems†
  Mobility251 (21.0)1192 (9.9)p<0.001
  Self-care92 (7.7)377 (3.1)p<0.001
  Usual activities178 (14.9)1261 (10.5)p<0.001
  Pain432 (36.2)3034 (25.3)p<0.001
  Anxiety646 (54.1)2229 (18.6)p<0.001
 Visual analogue scale
  Median (IQR)65 (50–80)80 (70–90)p<0.001
  Score<75676 (63.8)1721 (29.3)p<0.001
  • *Differences in health behaviours are not tested due to missing data.

  • †The proportions exclude 142 cases in the Find and treat group and 1345 cases in the Health Survey for England group who did not answer all EQ-5D-3L questions.

  • COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; IQR, inter-quartile range.