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Table 1 Demographic and socio-economic factors associated with attendance at breast screening

From: Using record linkage to monitor equity and variation in screening programmes

   No Invited (%Pop) No Attended (%Uptake)
Age at census ≤ 49 4,249 (11.5) 2,978 (70.1)
  50-54 12,902 (34.8) 10,075 (78.1)
  55-59 11,888 (32.1) 9,084 (76.4)
  60-64 8,020 (21.6) 5,684 (70.9)
Marital Status Married 26,967 (72.8) 21,029 (78.0)
  Never married 2,774 ( 7.5) 1,851 (66.7)
  Sep/Wid/Div 7,318 (19.8) 4,941 (67.5)
National Statistics Socio-economic Classification H/L Prof/Manual 9,198 (24.8) 7,124 (77.5)
  Intermediate 5,555 (15.0) 4,297 (77.4)
  Own Account 1,958 ( 5.3) 1,527 (78.0)
  Lower Supervisory 2,058 ( 5.6) 1,557 (75.7)
  Routine 15,775 (42.6) 11,708 (74.2)
  Other-U/E 2,515 ( 6.8) 1,608 (63.9)
Car Access 2 and over 16,116 (43.5) 12,948 (80.3)
  1 car 15,442 (41.7) 11,567 (74.9)
  No car 5,501 (14.8) 3,306 (60.1)
Housing tenure Owner 30,044 (81.1) 23,446 (78.0)
  Private rent 1,340 ( 3.6) 897 (66.9)
  Social rent 5,675 (15.3) 3,478 (61.3)
Education Degree+ 4,138 (11.2) 3,203 (77.4)
  To A-Level 1,411 ( 3.8) 1,068 (75.7)
  To GCSE 8,676 (23.4) 6,791 (78.3)
  None 22,834 (61.6) 16,759 (73.4)
General Health Good 19,101 (51.5) 14,826 (77.6)
  Fairly good 10,616 (28.7) 7,994 (75.3)
  Not good 7,342 (19.8) 5,001 (68.1)
Limiting long term illness No 25,245 (68.1) 19,471 (77.1)
  Yes 11,814 (31.9) 8,350 (70.7)
Residence Urban 14,640 (39.5) 10,107 (69.0)
  Intermediate 12,399 (33.5) 9,666 (78.0)
  Rural 10,020 (27.0) 8,048 (80.3)
  1. *Fully adjusted for age, marital status, NSSEC, car access, housing tenure, educational attainment, general health, limiting long-term illness and settlement band.