Table 1

Characteristics of the study population

CharacteristicTotalWhiteBlackAsianOther
British/IrishOtherAfricanCaribbeanChineseBangladeshiIndianPakistaniMixed/other* Missing/not stated
N415 166101 71087 15730 76118 239658451 57529 25016 88452 65020 356
Mean age, years (SD)43.2 (16.3)45.9 (18.5)37.6 (13.4)46.6 (14.1)55.0 (17.3)37.0 (15.1)43.2 (14.6)44.8 (16.0)44.2 (15.2)43.4 (15.6)36.7 (13.8)
Sex
 Male (%)48.348.045.847.241.838.453.053.656.246.249.7
 IMD score (SD)42.0 (9.6)41.3 (10.1)41.7 (9.9)45.0 (8.8)43.5 (8.3)39.2 (12.1)43.5 (9.1)39.7 (7.9)40.9 (7.3)42.4 (9.2)40.7 (10.7)
Residence
 Hackney (n)127 25638 74432 69311 2868667136023123874104719 7537520
 Newham (n)172 35729 27431 22916 4077642195319 83122 45014 74122 8425988
 Tower Hamlets (n)115 55333 69223 23530681930327129 4322926109610 0556848
Weight status
 BMI <20 (%)8.28.910.93.33.823.15.96.95.37.512.0
 BMI 20–25 (%)36.840.344.821.223.052.834.134.726.333.742.8
 BMI 25–30 (%)31.928.427.036.334.519.241.137.438.632.927.3
 BMI >30 (%)23.122.517.439.338.84.918.921.029.825.818.0
Own-group ethnic density across different MSOA
 Average (%)27139521674
 Minimum (%)44110110
 Maximum (%)5328261310534021
  • *Mixed/other (=white and black Caribbean, white and black African, white and Asian, other mixed, other black, other Asian, other ethnic group).

  • BMI, body mass index; IMD, index of multiple deprivation; MSOA, Middle Super Output Area.