OP50 Inequalities in time between stopping work and death: ons longitudinal study

ET Murray, E Carr, P Zaninotto, J Head, N Shelton
2017 Ageing 1   unpublished
skilled/unskilled (IV/V)) based on the Registrar General Social Class classification and we looked at absolute and relative differences between I/II and IV/V. To test differences in mean intake by demographic characteristics, we used t-tests and linear regression. All analyses were conducted in StataSE 13. Results Overall FV intake increased by 20% from 1986/87 (2.67 portions, 95% confidence interval [2.59,2.74]) to 2008/ 12 (3.21 portions [3.10,3.32]), but still fell short of the recommended 5
more » ... f the recommended 5 portions. We found higher FV intake in socioeconomic group I/II compared to IV/V across all years (difference of 0.96-1.28 portions; 26.09%-36.36%). FV intake also differed by age across all surveys, with older respondents eating more than younger respondents (1.03-2.08 portions; 51.76%-129.19%). Men ate significantly more FV than women in 1986/87 (0.18 portions; 6.52%) but there was no significant difference in the latter time points. Conclusion While FV consumption has increased in the UK since 1986, and sex differences in consumption have disappeared, socioeconomic and age-related inequalities persist. Population-level strategies to improve diet and increase FV intake are still needed in the promotion of public health. In order to redress inequalities, it is crucial that these strategies are at least or more effective in lower versus higher socioeconomic groups, and in younger versus older adults.
doi:10.1136/jech-2017-ssmabstracts.50 fatcat:4in5di7glfhfpb5qnbtvbfegbq