Table 1 Characteristics of the sample according to gender, age and social grade
CharacteristicPercentage (n)
Gender:
Male50.6 (1235)
Female49.4 (1206)
Age:
16 to 2424.9 (609)
25 to 3421.6 (527)
35 to 4422.6 (551)
45 to 5415.0 (366)
65+5.7 (139)
Social grade:*
AB16.9 (419)
C127.4 (670)
C223.3 (570)
D21.4 (522)
E10.9 (267)
  • *AB, higher and intermediate managerial/administrative/professional; C1, supervisory, clerical, junior managerial/administrative/professional; C2, skilled manual workers; D, semiskilled and unskilled manual workers; E, on state benefit, unemployed, lowest grade workers.