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Table 1 Demographics and Socio-economic classification of participants

From: Eligibility for interventions, co-occurrence and risk factors for unhealthy behaviours in patients consulting for routine primary care: results from the Pre-Empt study

  Male (N = 787) Female (N = 1279) Overall (N = 2066)
Demographics N Mean (SDa) or % N Mean (SDa) or % Mean (SDa) or %
Age (years) 674 54.9 (28.17) 1100 48.6 (40.48) 51.0 (49.90)
Marital Status (%’s based on 1781 responses):      
 Single 116 17.1 222 20.1 19.0
 Married/cohabiting 463 68.3 665 60.3 63.3
 Divorced 54 8.0 103 9.3 8.8
 Widowed 45 6.6 113 10.2 8.9
Socio-economic Classificationb (%’s based on 1781 responses):      
 Managerial and Professional Occupations 231 37.9 428 46.0 42.8
 Immediate Occupations 23 3.8 197 20.1 13.6
 Small Employers and Own Account Workers 118 19.4 73 7.8 12.4
 Lower Supervisory and Technical Occupations 105 17.2 63 6.8 10.9
 Semi-routine and Routine Occupations 132 21.7 180 19.3 20.3
Self reported health condition (%’s based on 1540 responses) N % N % %
 Other 187 27.5 333 30.2 29.2
 Backache 180 26.5 332 30.1 28.7
 Arthritis 155 22.8 270 24.5 23.8
 Hypertension 163 24.0 218 19.7 21.4
 High Cholesterol 160 23.6 207 18.8 20.6
 Depression 95 14.0 210 19.0 17.1
 Asthma 94 13.8 174 15.8 15.0
 Heart Disease 134 19.7 113 10.2 13.9
 Diabetes 117 17.2 99 9.0 12.1
 Stroke 37 5.4 39 3.5 4.3
  1. aStandard Deviations inflated for clustering within practice
  2. bAs defined by the Office of National Statistics (http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/classifications/current-standard-classifications/soc2010/soc2010-volume-3-ns-sec--rebased-on-soc2010--user-manual/index.html)