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Table 2 Description of Intervention and Comparison groups at Baseline (Wave 1)

From: The SHARP study: a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the short-term outcomes of housing and neighbourhood renewal

  Intervention group n (%) Comparison group n (%) Chi-squared
Sex    
Male 77 (23.1) 117 (30.4) χ2 = 4.52, p = 0.034
Female 257 (76.9) 268 (69.6)  
Age(years)    
Mean 43.2 49.7 F = 29.8, p < 0.001; U = 46225.5, p < 0.001
Median 41 47.5  
Tenure    
Council/Housing association 239 (71.6) 373 (97.1) χ2 = 90.6, p < 0.001
Other 95 (28.4) 11 (2.9)  
Marital status    
Married or with partner 117 (35) 155 (39.9) χ2 = 18.4,
Other 217 (65) 234 (60.1) p < 0.001
Family unit type    
Family 206 (61.7) 174 (44.7) χ2 = 6.6,
Adult 96 (28.7) 133 (34.2 p < 0.001
Older 32 (9.6) 82 (21.1  
Ethnicity    
White 327 (97.9) 382 (98.2) χ2 = 14.2, p = 0.028
Education (highest level)    
School leaving certificate 49 (18.7) 62 (21.8) χ2 = 0.82, p = 0.364
    χ2 = 8.63, p = 0.003
O Grade/Standard Grade/GCSE/CSE/Senior Certificate 112 (41.7) 87 (30.6)  
GSVQ foundation or intermediate/SVQ Level 1 or 2, SCOTVEC module or equivalent    χ2 = 3.47, p = 0.062
Higher Grade/CSYS/ 44 (16.8) 32 (11.3)  
A level/Advanced Senior Certificate or equivalent    
    χ2 = 2.31, p = 0.129
GSVQ Advanced/SVQ Level 3/ONC/OND/SCOTVEC National Diploma or equivalent    
City & Guilds 39 (14.9) 39 (10.6) χ2 = 5.39, p = 0.020
HNC/HND/SVQ Level 4 or 5 or equivalent    
  24 (9.2) 12 (4.2) χ2 = 0.586, p = 0.444
First or higher degree    
    χ2 = 6.83, p = 0.009
Professional qualification (e.g., teaching, accountancy)    χ2 = 0.04, p = 0.847
  20 (7.6) 17 (6.0)  
Other qualification    χ2 = 0.02, p = 0.898
  26 (9.9) 12 (4.2) χ2 < 0.001, p = 0.986
None    
    χ2 = 5.223, p = 0.022
  11 (4.2) 11 (3.9)  
  5 (1.9) 5 (1.8)  
  13 (5.0) 14 (4.9)  
  78 (29.8) 111 (39.1)  
Employment status    
Currently working* 126 (37.7) 111 (28.5) * χ2 = 6.48, p = 0.01
Unemployed 36 (11) 44 (11.3)  
Sick/disabled 61 (18.7) 67 (17.3)  
Retired 38 (11.6) 101 (26)  
Median income/week £178.80 £175.12 U = 15245.5, p = 0.74
In SIP* 170 (50.9) 183 (47.2) χ2 = 0.93,
    p = 0.335
Median number of people living in household 3 2 U = 54681.5,
    p < 0.001
Housing type    
Detached/semi-detached/terraced house    
Tenement or flat 94 (28.2) 186 (47.8) χ2 = 1.31,
Other 230 (69.1) 184 (47.3) p < 0.001
  9 (2.7) 19 (95.1)  
General self-reported health:    
Good, very good or excellent    
  197 (58) 221 (56.8) χ2 = 1.05,
    p = 0.9
Long-standing illness 185 (55.4) 242 (62.2) χ2 = 3.2,
    p = 0.07
  1. * Regeneration area
  2. χ2 = Chi-squared value; F = F statistic for comparison of means; U = Mann Whitney U