Table 2

Sample and IHDS characteristics—biological and behavioural factors

VariableSampleIHDS
N (unweighted %)N (weighted %)
Biological risk factors
Central obesity
 No2494 (38.4)12.5
 Yes3995 (61.6)15.6
Hypertension
 No4663 (70.8)12.7
 Yes1922 (29.2)18.4
Diabetes status
 No4523 (72.1)13.7
 Pre-diabetes1145 (18.3)14.7
 Diabetes604 (9.6)17.5
Raised total cholesterol
 No4481 (69.0)14.0
 Yes2016 (31.0)14.7
Behavioural risk factors
Current tobacco use
 No4973 (74.7)13.4
 Yes1681 (25.3)15.8
Passive smoking
 No3733 (56.1)11.6
 Yes2921 (43.9)17.0
Heavy episodic drinking
 No5136 (78.6)13.5
 Yes1397 (21.4)15.9
Sedentary behaviour
 No5726 (87.0)13.4
 Yes856 (13.0)19.1
Physical activity
 Low1957 (29.9)12.0
 Moderate1226 (18.7)14.5
 High3356 (51.3)14.7
Salt consumption
 Low3864 (58.7)12.4
 High2716 (41.3)16.3
Vegetable/fruit consumption/servings a day
 ≥51230 (19.4)14.7
 <55105 (80.6)14.0
  • IHDS, ischaemic heart disease and/or stroke.