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Table 1 Characteristics of participants (95% Confidence Interval)

From: Patient recall of receiving lifestyle advice for overweight and hypertension from their General Practitioner

  Males n = 1239 Females n = 1708
Age (years) † 50.8 (49.8, 51.2) 50.7 (49.8, 51.5)
Marital status (%)   
   - Married/de facto (living together as a couple) 61.6 (58.9, 64.3) 56.3 (54.0, 58.7)
   - Separated/divorced/widowed 17.2 (15.1, 19.3) 28.9 (26.8, 31.1)
   - Never Married 21.1 (18.8, 23.3) 14.8 (13.1, 16.5)
Highest education level(%)   
   - Bachelor degree or higher 16.3 (14.2, 18.4) 16.7 (14.9, 18.5)
   - Certificate/diploma 18.5 (16.3, 20.6) 28.0 (25.9, 31.1)
   - Trade/apprenticeship 25.7 (23.2, 28.1) 3.9 (3.0, 4.8)
   - Left school after age 15 years or still studying 24.8 (22.3, 27.8) 32.5 (30.3, 34.7)
   - Left school before age 15 years 13.7 (11.8, 15.6) 18.3 (16.4, 20.1)
Annual household income (AUD) (%)   
   - up to 20,000 18.2 (16.0, 20.3) 26.0 (23.9, 28.1)
   - 20,001 - 40,000 21.9 (19.6, 24.2) 20.0 (18.1, 21.9)
   - 40,001 - 60,000 18.3 (16.2, 20.5) 17.0 (15.2, 18.8)
   - 60,000 or more 32.7 (30.1, 35.3) 26.3 (24.2, 28.4)
Weight (kg) † 84.2 (83.3, 85.0) 69.9 (69.1, 70.6)**
Height (cm) † 177.0 (176.6, 177.4) 163.0 (162.7, 163.4)**
BMI (kg/m2) † 26.9 (26.6, 27.2) 26.3 (26.1, 26.6)
BMI Categories (%)   
   - Underweight (BMI < 18.5) 1.0 (0.5, 1.6) 3.0 (2.2, 3.8)**
   - Acceptable weight (BMI 18.5 - 24.9) 32.9 (30.3, 35.5) 41.5 (39.2, 43.8)**
   - Overweight (BMI 25 - 29.9) 41.5 (38.8, 44.2) 25.8 (23.7, 27.9)**
   - Obese (BMI ≥ 30) 19.0 (16.8, 21.2) 20.1 (18.2, 22.0)
   - Missing‡ 9.6 (8.0, 11.2) 5.6 (4.5, 6.7)**
High blood pressure (%) 29.5 (27.0, 32.0) 34.8 (32.5, 37.1)**
   - On medication (%) 69.0 (64.3, 73.7) 65.3 (61.5, 69.1)
   - Advised to reduce salt intake (%) 37.5 (32.5, 42.5) 31.0 (27.3, 34.7)
  1. †Mean (95% Confidence Interval).
  2. ‡Missing - did not report height or weight.
  3. **p < 0.01 (difference between sexes)