Table 1

Characteristics of survivors and decedents at baseline (wave 0)

VariableCategorySurvivors
(13 238)
Decedents
(3686)
GenderFemale7625 (58)1783 (48)
EthnicityNon-white497 (4)54 (1)
Age (years)Mean, SD59 (10)71 (10)
SmokingNever5208 (39)1013 (27)
Former5386 (41)1798 (49)
Current2644 (20)875 (24)
Alcohol
(units per week)
<76185 (47)1706 (46)
7 to 132260 (17)558 (15)
14 to 201299 (10)265 (7)
≥212182 (16)525 (14)
Not recorded1312 (10)632 (17)
LTC countNone6234 (47)1061 (29)
14169 (31)1258 (34)
21941 (15)832 (23)
3660 (5)372 (10)
≥4234 (2)163 (4)
Social classProfessional802 (6)156 (4)
Managerial3983 (30)841 (23)
Skilled non-manual2171 (16)658 (18)
Skilled manual3297 (25)1048 (28)
Semiskilled manual1959 (15)637 (17)
Unskilled manual774 (6)249 (7)
Not classified252 (2)97 (3)
Housing tenureOwner-occupier6178 (47)1998 (54)
Mortgage holder4723 (36)492 (13)
Rented2226 (17)1146 (31)
Living rent free111 (1)50 (1)
EducationDegree1496 (11)210 (6)
College below degree1461 (11)233 (6)
A level or equivalent884 (7)138 (4)
O level or equivalent2350 (18)333 (9)
CSE or other582 (4)218 (6)
Foreign qualifications1019 (8)284 (8)
No qualification5446 (41)2270 (62)
  • Figures are frequencies (per cent of column total).

  • CSE, Certificate of Secondary Education; LTC, long-term condition.