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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of Study A and Study B participants

From: Acceptability of financial incentives for maintenance of weight loss in mid-older adults: a mixed methods study

  Study A
(N = 130)
Study B
(N = 28)
n % n %
Gender Female 88 67.7 13 46.4
Male 42 32.3 15 53.6
Age Group 40–44 2 1.5 0 0
45–54 10 7.7 4 14.3
55–64 53 40.8 6 21.4
65–74 54 41.5 15 53.6
75+ 11 8.5 3 10.7
SEIFAa 1st Quintile (most disadvantaged) 18 13.8 2 7.1
2nd Quintile 24 18.5 0 0
3rd Quintile 23 17.7 3 10.7
4th Quintile 35 26.9 6 21.4
5th Quintile (most advantaged) 30 23.1 17 60.7
ARIAb Major city 85 65.4 27 96.4
Inner regional 20 15.4 1 3.6
Outer regional/ Remote/Very Remote 25 19.2 0 0
Weight statusc Lost more weight 7 25.0
Stayed the same weight 10 35.7
Put on weight 11 39.3
  1. aSEIFA provides a summary of people living in an area representing the general level of socio-economic disadvantage of all the people in that area
  2. bARIA is calculated and is based on the road distance from a locality to the closest service centre
  3. cWeight status was self-reported (at the time of focus groups) and collected on from Study B participants only
  4. Study A included the online survey and Study B was the focus group study