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Table 1 Sociodemographic composition of the seven ethnic groups

From: Socioeconomic inequalities in adult oral health across different ethnic groups in England

  White British (n = 36,103) Irish (n = 2400) Caribbean (n = 1680) Indian (n = 1834) Pakistani (n = 1614) Bangladeshi (n = 1251) Chinese (n = 717) p valuea
Sex, % < 0.001
 Men 44.8 42.4 40.5 48.8 48.7 49.9 45.5  
 Women 55.2 57.6 59.5 51.3 51.3 50.1 54.5  
Age in years < 0.001
 Mean (SD) 49.3 (17.0) 48.3 (16.9) 43.1 (17.9) 40.7 (16.5) 34.7 (14.6) 34.3 (16.4) 40.5 (16.3)  
Age groups, %         < 0.001
 16–24 years 9.4 7.5 14.4 16.2 26.7 31.3 18.5  
 25–34 years 15.2 16.0 20.4 24.2 29.9 28.0 15.6  
 35–44 years 19.5 23.4 26.3 23.3 20.6 18.9 25.7  
 45–54 years 16.7 17.6 9.7 16.0 12.2 7.6 24.0  
 55–64 years 14.7 15.1 13.3 10.4 7.0 8.8 9.1  
 65+ years 24.5 20.3 15.8 9.9 3.6 5.4 7.1  
SEP, % < 0.001
 Q1 (wealthiest) 21.0 23.2 9.8 21.5 7.1 2.3 17.8  
 Q2 21.2 19.7 13.2 15.4 11.8 3.8 16.0  
 Q3 20.4 18.2 21.9 19.1 17.7 10.6 21.6  
 Q4 19.5 18.4 20.0 24.9 28.5 19.2 23.5  
 Q5 (poorest) 18.0 20.6 35.1 19.0 35.0 64.1 21.1  
  1. a Chi-squared test was used to compare categorical variables and the t-test to compare continuous age