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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of participating men

From: A qualitative study of the drivers of socioeconomic inequalities in men’s eating behaviours

  Socioeconomic positiona
All, n High SEP, n Low SEP, n
N 30 15 15
Age (y)
 18–24 1 0 1
 25–34 3 2 1
 35–44 5 3 2
 45–54 17 7 10
 55–60 4 3 1
Location
 Melbourne 15 7 8
 Newcastle 15 8 7
Employment status
 Work full-time/ part-time 25 13 12
 Student 2 1 1
 Unemployed 2 1 1
 Retired 1 0 1
Occupationb
 Professional 10 10 6
 Technician/trades worker 7 1 1
 Community and personal services worker 3 2 2
 Clerical and administrative worker 2 0 2
 Manager 2 0 1
 Machinery operator/driver 1 0 0
Household income, per annum
 Low (< AUS$60,000) 6 0 6
 Mid (AUS$60,001-AUS$100,000) 12 7 5
 High (> AUS$100,000) 10 7 3
 Don’t know/refused 2 1 1
Household structure
 Couple with children 18 9 9
 Couple without children 4 3 1
 Single parent 1 0 1
 Single person 3 1 2
 Flatmates 4 2 2
  1. aHighest attained level of education was the main determinant of SEP
  2. bMissing for n = 5 (n = 2 studying, n = 2 unemployed, n = 1 retired)