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Table 1 Comparison of demographic characteristics by ethnic group in England in 2001 using data from the 2001 census

From: Incidence of breast and gynaecological cancers by ethnic group in England, 2001–2007: a descriptive study

Ethnic group White Indian Pakistani Bangladeshi Black African Black Caribbean Chinese
N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Census data for 2001
Total population 21918492 100.0 517342 100.0 348496 100.0 136422 100.0 246835 100.0 301365 100.0 114768 100.0
Age
  <50 13747228 62.7 416091 80.4 309865 88.9 123940 90.9 224906 91.1 230232 76.4 95353 83.1
  50+ 8171264 37.3 101251 19.6 38631 11.1 12482 9.2 21929 8.9 71133 23.6 19415 16.9
Deprivation
  Low income 3813688 17.4 175717 34.0 226581 65.0 99654 73.0 145962 59.1 160101 53.1 25354 22.1
  Middle income 13505394 61.6 283447 54.8 108151 31.0 33519 24.6 90493 36.7 129666 43.0 64565 56.3
  High income 4599410 21.0 58178 11.2 13764 4.0 3249 2.4 10380 4.2 11598 3.8 24849 21.7
Country of birth
  UK 21469693 98.0 232005 44.8 192021 55.1 63750 46.7 81451 33.0 172756 57.3 30185 26.3
  Other 448799 2.0 285337 55.2 156475 44.9 72670 53.3 165382 67.0 128612 42.7 84582 73.7