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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the ABC1921 participants; cognitive and physical measures are reported for those attending at Wave 1.

From: All-cause mortality in the Aberdeen 1921 birth cohort: Effects of socio-demographic, physical and cognitive factors

Variables N Mean Standard deviation
Demographic and environmental    
Education (years) 296 9.8 1.8
Number of rooms in family home age 11 209 3.4 1.8
Number of people resident in family home age 11 212 5.6 1.8
Number of people sharing sanitation facilities age 11 209 9.9 6.4
Deprivation score at first attendance 348 3.2 1.4
Health status    
Units of alcohol consumed per week at first attendance 290 5.3 (median 1.0) 9.2 (interquartile range 7.0)
Height (cm) 185 162.1 8.7
Weight (kg) 189 67.9 12.6
Demi-span 199 83.9 5.1
Systolic BP (mmHg) 206 164 26
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 206 88 15
PEFR (l/min) 193 297 111
FEV 1 (l) 192 1.85 .59
FVC (l) 193 2.13 .71
Visual acuity of best eye 182 6/9 N/A
6 m walk time (s) 182 6.8 2.1
HADS anxiety score 221 5.1 3.1
HADS depression score 221 3.7 2.9
Barthel score 234 19.4 1.6
Mental ability    
MHT age 11 327 37.7 13.5
MMSE 236 28.1 2.2
RPM 200 27.1 9.0
AVLT 91 50.2 14.4
BD 89 19.5 7.7
DS 92 31.0 10.8
UCO 82 16.8 7.7