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Table 1 The number and weighted percentage of individuals seropositive for EBV in England in 2002

From: Predictors of Epstein-Barr virus serostatus in young people in England

 Whole cohortAdults only
  EBV seropositive EBV seropositive
VariableTotal numberNumber (weighted %)Total numberNumber (weighted %)
Total732547 (74.6)472389 (74.6)
Sex
 Men364266 (72.5)234185 (78.8)
 Women368281 (76.6)238204 (86.0)
CMV serostatus
 CMV-seronegative557406 (72.6)346275 (79.6)
 CMV-seropositive175141 (80.9)126114 (90.5)
Age last birthday
 11–14 years208125 (60.4)  
 15–18 years†212145 (68.6)160112 (70.1)
 19–21 years156132 (84.6)156132 (84.6)
 22–24 years156145 (93.0)156145 (93.0)
Ethnic group
 White655482 (73.4)425345 (81.2)
 Other7765 (84.2)4744 (93.6)
BMI
 Healthy weight418300 (71.6)259207 (79.8)
 Underweight6047 (78.7)6047 (78.7)
 Overweight141113 (79.6)10290 (88.3)
 Obese8765 (74.8)3531 (89.1)
 Missing2622 (84.6)1614 (87.5)
Region
 East of England7850 (64.6)5239 (75.6)
 North East3427 (79.8)2523 (91.8)
 North West13098 (74.4)8066 (82.0)
 Yorkshire and The Humber8270 (85.0)5851 (87.9)
 East Midlands7457 (77.8)4839 (81.0)
 West Midlands7046 (65.3)3324 (73.0)
 London6350 (78.6)4237 (88.2)
 South East11988 (73.4)8264 (78.2)
 South West8261 (75.9)5246 (88.9)
Ever smokeda
 Never smoked186137 (73.8)
 Currently smoke134124 (92.5)
 Smoked in past147124 (84.4)
 Missing54 (80.0)
Occupational categorya
 Higher managerial and professional8371 (85.9)
 Intermediate occupations6961 (88.3)
 Routine and manual occupations254202 (79.6)
 Never worked or long-term unemployed1110 (91.2)
Other5545 (81.4)
  1. aAdults aged ≥16 years only (n = 472). †16–18 years for ‘adult-only’ model. Percentages account for the weighting of the sample to be representative of the English population in 2002 with respect to age and sex. BMI: body mass index, CI confidence interval, CMV cytomegalovirus, EBV Epstein-Barr virus