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Table 1 Characteristics of community-dwelling ≥65 year olds according to dental status

From: The impact of dental status on perceived ability to eat certain foods and nutrient intakes in older adults: cross-sectional analysis of the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey 2008–2014

Characteristic Total DEN D-DEN E-DEN  
n = 1053 n = 456 n = 305 n = 292
Socio-demographics n % n % n % n % Pb
 Female 621 59 247 54 191 63 183 63 0.021
 Age (yrs.)
  65–74 613 58 313 69 175 57 125 43  
  75+ 440 42 143 31 130 43 167 57 < 0.001
 SESa
  High 346 33 186 41 110 36 50 17  
  Medium 234 23 107 24 71 23 65 22  
  Low 464 44 163 36 124 41 177 61 < 0.001
 Living alone 521 50 190 42 163 53 168 58 < 0.001
Anthropometry Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Pc
 Height cm (n = 933) 163.33 9.17 164.64 9.02 162.78 8.75 161.71 9.57 < 0.001
 Weight kg [n = 959) 75.25 15.87 75.61 15.39 74.63 14.17 75.33 18.23 0.725
 BMI kg/m2 (n = 918) 28.23 5.10 27.93 4.71 28.14 4.75 28.81 6.00 0.099
 Waist circumference cm (n = 756) 97.29 14.05 96.48 14.16 97.02 12.64 99.03 15.22 0.119
Health behaviours n % n % n % n % Pb
 Smoking status
  Current cigarette smoker 116 11 39 9 34 11 43 15  
  Ex-regular cigarette smoker 396 38 151 33 123 40 122 42  
  Never regularly smoked cigarettes 541 51 266 58 148 49 127 44 0.001
 Takes a nutritional supplement 363 35 174 38 102 33 87 30 0.057
  1. SES, socio-economic status. aSES was determined based on the National Statistics Socio-Economic Classification System (NSSEC) of the household reference person: High SES includes higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations; medium SES includes intermediate occupations; low SES includes routine and manual occupations. Categorical data are presented as frequencies (%), and continuous data are presented as mean (SD). Significant differences between DEN, D-DEN & E-DEN groups for categorical data were analysed using bChi2 test, and for continuous data cANOVA tests were used