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Table 1 Socio-demographic profile

From: Large and forgotten in rural Australia: assessment, attitudes and possible approaches to losing weight in young adult males

Characteristic n(%)
Domestic status  
Lives with parents 72 (49.7)
Lives with partner 27 (18.6)
Lives alone 14 (9.6)
Other 30 (20.7)
Not answered 2 (1.4)
Total 145 (100.0)
Highest level of education  
Year 10 (School Certificate) 79 (54.5)
Year 12 (Higher School Certificate) 45 (31.0)
Diploma 9 (6.2)
Graduate diploma 3 (2.1)
University degree 7 (4.8)
Not answered 2 (1.4)
Total 145 (100.0)
Employment  
Employed 121 (83.4)
Unemployed ≤ 1 month 5 (3.4)
Unemployed 2–6 months 7 (4.9)
Unemployed 7–11 months 3 (2.1)
Unemployed more than a year 9 (6.2)
Total 145 (100.0)
Last visit to health care provider  
GP 87 (60.0)
Hospital - admitted 10 (6.9)
Hospital – not admitted 6 (4.1)
Specialist consultation 6 (4.1)
Alternative medical practitioner 4 (2.8)
No visits indicated 32 (22.1)
Total 145(100.0)
(75% of the visits indicated were within one year)
Reported chronic illnesses 99 (68.3)
Nil 28 (19.3)
Asthma 2 (1.4)
Hypertension 2 (1.4)
Depression 4 (2.7)
Other 10 (6.9)
Not answered  
Total 145