Table 1

Demographic profile of SLAN 2007 and NIHSWS 2005 samples and the numbers with disability, poor self-rated health and poor quality of life

 SLAN 2007NIHSWS 2005
NPer centNPer cent
Sex
 Male18384381843
 Female241757108657
Age
 50–6422865495250
 65–7411502754929
 75+8191940321
Marital status
 Married242757118062
 Single18154372438
SES
 High12162937420
 Mid15773778841
 Low8682053728
 Missing5941420511
Chronic conditions
 Cardiovascular disease297622311
 Lung disease37691518
 Diabetes25661548
 Chronic pain154035105055
Outcomes
 Limited daily activity8812185645
 Poor self-rated health10602578441
 Poor quality of life6361538420
  • NIHSWS, Northern Ireland Health and Social Wellbeing Survey; SES, socioeconomic status; SLAN, Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition.