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Table 2 Characteristics of residents living within 3 km of an incinerator in Italy, Slovakia and England, 2001.

From: Health impact assessment of waste management facilities in three European countries

Variables Italy Slovakia England
  N % N % N %
Total 1060569   16409   1203208  
Sex       
   males 511831 48.3 8039 49.0 592817 49.3
   females 548738 51.7 8370 51.0 610391 50.7
Age (years)       
   0 9010 0.8 176 1.1 16425 1.4
   1-14 123061 11.6 2914 17.8 233047 19.4
   15-44 435825 41.1 7795 47.5 569850 47.4
   45-64 289430 27.3 4337 26.4 229133 19.0
   65+ 203243 19.2 1187 7.2 154753 12.9
Area-based socioeconomic status     
   I (high) 133211 12.6 9127 55.6 35498 3.0
   II 159735 15.1 386 2.4 76359 6.3
   III 223059 21.0 1600 9.8 150253 12.5
   IV 257009 24.2 4856 29.6 274692 22.8
   V (low) 264401 24.9 414 2.5 666406 55.4
   missing information 23154 2.2 26 0.2   0.0
Period of start of the plant     
   1960-1970 81586 7.7 0 0.0   0.0
   1971-1980 127750 12.0 14240 86.8 533915 44.4
   1981-1990 301950 28.5 2169 13.2   0.0
   1991-2001 549283 51.8 0 0.0 669293 55.6
Distance from the plant      
   0-1 Km 50990 4.8 221 1.3 95179 7.9
   1-2 km 326798 30.8 3433 20.9 416987 34.7
   2-3 km 682781 64.4 12755 77.7 691042 57.4