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Table 1 45 and Up Study participants’ characteristics (2006–2009) used in fully raked weighting and comparison with Census data for the NSW and Australian populations

From: Raking of data from a large Australian cohort study improves generalisability of estimates of prevalence of health and behaviour characteristics and cancer incidence

Weighting characteristic 45 and Up Study unweighted
(N = 255,365)
Census 2006 NSW (N = 2,529,664) 45 and Up Study weighted to NSWa
(full raking)
Census 2006 Australia
(N = 7,599,570)
45 and Up Study weighted to Australiab
(full raking)
n % (95% CI) % % (95% CI) % % (95% CI)
Sex
  Male 117,969 46.2 (46.0, 46.4) 47.8 47.8 (47.5, 48.1) 47.9 47.9 (47.6, 48.2)
  Female 137,396 53.8 (53.6, 54.0) 52.2 52.2 (51.9, 52.5) 52.1 52.1 (51.8, 52.4)
Age group (years)
  45–49 33,711 13.2 (13.1, 13.3) 18.8 18.8 (18.6, 19.0) 19.0 19.0 (18.8, 19.3)
  50–54 41,504 16.3 (16.1, 16.4) 17.0 17.0 (16.8, 17.2) 17.3 17.3 (17.1, 17.5)
  55–59 43,865 17.2 (17.0, 17.3) 15.9 15.9 (15.7, 16.1) 16.2 16.2 (16.1, 16.4)
  60–64 38,710 15.2 (15.0, 15.3) 12.6 12.6 (12.4, 12.7) 12.6 12.6 (12.5, 12.8)
  65–69 32,235 12.6 (12.5, 12.8) 10.1 10.1 (9.9, 10.2) 10.0 10.0 (9.8, 10.1)
  70–74 23,168 9.1 (9.0, 9.2) 8.3 8.3 (8.2, 8.5) 8.1 8.1 (8.0, 8.2)
  75–79 16,949 6.6 (6.5, 6.7) 7.4 7.4 (7.3, 7.6) 7.2 7.2 (7.0, 7.3)
  80–84 17,621 6.9 (6.8, 7.0) 5.6 5.6 (5.5, 5.7) 5.3 5.3 (5.2, 5.4)
  85 +  7,602 3.0 (2.9, 3.0) 4.4 4.4 (4.3, 4.5) 4.2 4.2 (4.1, 4.4)
Place of residence (ARIA)
  Major City 135,389 53.0 (52.8, 53.2) 69.0 69.0 (68.6, 69.3) 66.1 66.2 (65.9, 66.6)
  Inner Regional 90,786 35.6 (35.4, 35.7) 22.8 22.8 (22.7, 23.0) 21.7 21.8 (21.6, 21.9)
  Outer Regional 26,704 10.5 (10.3, 10.6) 7.7 7.7 (7.6, 7.8) 10.1 10.1 (9.9, 10.2)
  Remote/Very Remote 2,486 1.0 (0.9, 1.0) 0.6 0.6 (0.5, 0.6) 1.9 1.9 (1.8, 2.0)
Educational attainment
  No School Certificate 30,327 11.9 (11.8, 12.0) 22.8 22.8 (22.5, 23.1) 22.3 22.3 (22.0, 22.6)
  School Certificate 57,213 22.4 (22.2, 22.6) 23.2 23.2 (23.0, 23.4) 24.4 24.4 (24.2, 24.7)
  Trade/Certificate/Diploma 82,527 32.3 (32.1, 32.5) 28.0 28.0 (27.8, 28.2) 27.7 27.7 (27.5, 27.9)
  Higher School Certificate 25,364 9.9 (9.8, 10.0) 12.4 12.4 (12.2, 12.6) 12.7 12.7 (12.5, 12.9)
  University degree or higher 59,934 23.5 (23.3, 23.6) 13.7 13.7 (13.6, 13.8) 12.8 12.8 (12.7, 13.0)
Region of birth
  Australia 193,250 75.7 (75.5, 75.8) 66.0 66.0 (65.7, 66.2) 66.4 66.4 (66.1, 66.6)
  NZ and Oceania 5,760 2.3 (2.2, 2.3) 2.5 2.5 (2.5, 2.6) 2.7 2.7 (2.6, 2.8)
  Asia 8,901 3.5 (3.4, 3.6) 8.1 8.1 (7.9, 8.2) 6.0 6.0 (5.9, 6.2)
  UK and Ireland 25,270 9.9 (9.8, 10.0) 8.0 8.0 (7.9, 8.1) 10.4 10.4 (10.2, 10.5)
  Europe 14,891 5.8 (5.7, 5.9) 10.4 10.4 (10.2, 10.6) 10.9 10.9 (10.7, 11.1)
  Other 7,293 2.9 (2.8, 2.9) 5.1 5.1 (5.0, 5.2) 3.6 3.6 (3.5, 3.7)
Language other than English
  No 231,220 90.5 (90.4, 90.7) 80.2 80.3 (80.1, 80.6) 83.5 83.5 (83.2, 83.7)
  Yes 24,145 9.5 (9.3, 9.6) 19.8 19.7 (19.4, 20.0) 16.5 16.5 (16.3, 16.7)
Marital status
  Never married 15,975 6.3 (6.2, 6.3) 8.4 8.4 (8.2, 8.5) 7.9 7.9 (7.7, 8.0)
  Widowed 22,040 8.6 (8.5, 8.7) 12.5 12.5 (12.3, 12.7) 12.0 12.0 (11.8, 12.2)
  Divorced 19,059 7.5 (7.4, 7.6) 11.9 11.9 (11.7, 12.1) 12.3 12.3 (12.1, 12.5)
  Separated 7,124 2.8 (2.7, 2.9) 3.8 3.8 (3.7, 3.9) 3.8 3.8 (3.7, 3.9)
  Married 191,167 74.9 (74.7, 75.0) 63.5 63.5 (63.2, 63.7) 64.0 64.0 (63.8, 64.2)
  1. aEstimates after full raking based on all characteristics listed in Table 1 and matching to the ABS Census 2006 data (restricted to the NSW population)
  2. bEstimates after full raking based on all characteristics listed in Table 1 and matching to the ABS Census 2006 data for the whole Australian population. ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics, ARIA Accessibility and Remoteness Index of Australia, CI Confidence Intervals, NSW New South Wales, NZ New Zealand, UK United Kingdom