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Table 3 Baseline socio-demographic characteristics

From: Living with diabetes: rationale, study design and baseline characteristics for an Australian prospective cohort study

Socio-demographic characteristic All Persons
n = 3951
%
Gender   
   Male 2175 55.1%
   Female 1776 44.9%
Age   
   18-44 year 343 8.7%
   45-59 year 1204 30.5%
   60-74 year 1921 48.6%
   75 + year 483 12.2%
Education Level   
   University degree 516 13.4%
   Certificate/diploma/trade 1044 27.2%
   Senior high school 495 12.9%
   Year 10 and below 1789 46.5%
Employment Status   
   Full time/part time/self-employed 1521 39.1%
   Home duties/carer/volunteer 241 6.2%
   Unemployed (but able to work) 94 2.4%
   Retired 1729 44.5%
   Unable to work 301 7.8%
Married or living as married 2766 70.8%
English speaking background 3750 98.2%
Indigenous Australian 70 1.8%
Household annual income < $60,000(AUD) 2540 73.7%
Health concession cards (yes) 2394 62.0%