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Table 1 Participant demographic characteristics

From: Preventing weight gain: the baseline weight related behaviors and delivery of a randomized controlled intervention in community based women

  Control *
n = 123
Intervention
n = 127
Australian Populationa Local Populationb
Mean Age 40.5 years (SD 4.5)
(range 30–55)
40.3 years (SD 4.5)
(range 30–55)
n/a n/a
Lone mothers % % % %
(with child < 15 years) 10.5 10.8 10.6 8.5
Employment % % % %
(women with a child <13 years)     
Not working 43 41 41 36
Part time 51 53 39 40
Full time 6 6 20 19
Highest education % % %  
(Women aged 25–54)     
Min Year 10 29 22 38 -
Year 12 22 21 45 -
Trade or certificate 21 27 n/a -
University and higher 28 29 17 -
Born overseas % % % %
(Women with a child under 13 yrs) 25 26 18 31
Household Income AUD c % % % %
<20 14.2 5 11 10.4
$20–40,000 8.4 12.6 23 21
$40–60,000 15.1 21.8 18.6 19
$60–80,000 21.8 16.8 10.5 11
$80,000 + 27.7 26.0 22.8 24
Did not want to answer 12.5 16.7 n/a n/a
  1. a Australian Population Census, 2001, females aged 25–54 years, Australian Bureau of Statistics, http://www.abs.gov.au.
  2. b Local Population is the defined as the local government area from where participants were recruited see Australian Population Census, 2001, Australian Bureau of Statistics.
  3. c AUD, Australian Dollars
  4. n/a = not available
  5. * No significant difference between intervention and control