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Table 3 Summary Characteristics of Interview/Focus Group Participants(n = 50)

From: Comparison of barriers and facilitators of MIND diet uptake among adults from Northern Ireland and Italy

Characteristic Northern Ireland (N = 25) Italy (N = 25)
Mean age (sd) 44 (4.9) 46 (4.2)
40–44 60 (15) 36 (9)
45–49 16 (4) 44 (11)
50–55 24 (6) 20 (5)
Gender
 Male 40 (10) 36 (9)
 Female 60 (15) 64 (16)
Occupation
 Professional 44 (11) 64 (16)
 Skilled 16 (4) 36 (9)
 Unskilled 40 (10) 0
Education
 Higher education 36 (9) 64 (16)
 Further education 28 (7) 36 (9)
 No formal qualifications 36 (9) 0
Marital status
 Married 44 (11) 44 (11)
 Co-habiting 4 (2) 4 (2)
 Separated 4 (2) 4 (2)
 Single 32 (8) 32 (8)
 Widowed 4 (2) 4 (2)
Children in household
 Yes 44 (11) 72 (18)
 No 56 (14) 28 (7)
  1. Education Level of education obtained within a discipline or profession. Higher education = undergraduate/postgraduate degree: Further education = any study after secondary school that does not include higher education, such as higher national diploma, higher national certificate, apprentices for industry such as hairdressing, plumbing, Sd standard deviation N = 50