Table A3

Age, sex, and socioeconomic factors in children and teenagers by ethnic group; data from 1999 Health Survey for England

Ethnic groupGeneral populationAfro-CaribbeanIndianPakistaniBangladeshiChineseIrishp value
2 for significance testing of differences across groups.
†Wald test.
% Boys514756495151470.100*
Mean age (SE)10.5 (0.12)10.0 (0.19)10.6 (0.22)9.9 (0.18)10.0 (0.21)10.7 (0.28)9.4 (0.21)0.03†
Social class, n (%)
    I148 (7.4)21 (2.7)64 (8.0)47 (4.8)11 (2.1)29 (9.0)36 (6.8)0.001*
    II558 (26.3)156 (18.9)159 (20.0)134 (13.0)57 (7.1)99 (27.5)243 (31.7)
    IIIn264 (12.9)183 (21.9)62 (10.2)72 (6.4)59 (6.5)49 (15.6)94 (14.6)
    IIIm626 (30.5)176 (22.4)184 (30.1)405 (40.0)305 (35.2)102 (30.9)210 (29.1)
    IV316 (15.6)182 (23.6)157 (25.8)237 (20.8)339 (30.4)26 (7.2)116 (13.8)
    V79 (4.0)30 (4.1)14 (2.3)24 (2.3)38 (3.2)10 (2.9)19 (1.7)