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Table 2 Characteristics of sample; UK National Diet & Nutrition Survey, 2008–12

From: Characterisation of UK diets according to degree of food processing and associations with socio-demographics and obesity: cross-sectional analysis of UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey (2008–12)

Variable Level Distribution, % (95 % CI)1
Gender Male 48.6 (46.2–51.0)
  Female 51.4 (49.0–53.8)
Occupational social class Managerial & professional 44.1 (41.7–46.5)
Intermediate 31.0 (28.8–33.3)
Routine & manual 24.9 (22.9–27.1)
Age group 18–29 19.3 (17.3–21.6)
30–39 17.0 (15.4–18.8)
  40–49 19.0 (17.3–20.9)
  50–59 15.7 (14.1–17.4)
  60–69 13.8 (12.2–15.4)
  70+ 15.2 (13.5–17.0)
Body mass index Normal weight (BMI <25) 35.9 (33.6–38.4)
  Overweight (BMI 25–29.9) 64.1 (61.6–66.4)
  Obese (BMI >30) 27.9 (25.8–30.2)
  1. 1 CI Confidence intervals