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Table 1 Characteristics of participants, by setting

From: Promoting independence, health and well-being for older people: a feasibility study of computer-aided health and social risk appraisal system in primary care

Characteristica Urban (Ealing) n (%) N = 171 Semi-rural (Hertfordshire) n (%) N = 283 Overall n (%) N = 454
Age group
 65-74 years 94 (55.0%) 178 (62.9%) 272 (59.9%)
 75-84 years 63 (36.8%) 88 (31.1%) 151 (33.3%)
 85+ yrs 14 (8.2%) 17 (6.0%) 31 (6.8%)
 Female 108 (63.2%) 132 (46.6%) 240 (52.9%)
 Born outside UK (missing = 4) 60 (35.7%) 12 (4.3%) 72 (16.0%)
 Self-reported Black & Minority Ethnic Group (missing = 7) 53 (31.7%) 9 (3.2%) 62 (13.9%)
 Living alone (missing = 5) 53 (31.6%) 60 (21.4%) 113 (25.2%)
 Married or equivalent (missing = 8) 93 (56.4%) 209 (74.6%) 302 (67.9%)
 Owner occupier (missing = 7) 148 (89.2%) 255 (90.8%) 403 (90.2%)
Age completed education (missing = 3)
 16 years or less 74 (44.1%) 200 (70.7%) 274 (60.8%)
 17 years or more 94 (56.0%) 83 (29.3%) 177 (39.3%)
Currently employed (missing = 8) 20 (12.0%) 30 (10.7%) 50 (11.2%)
Volunteering (missing = 7) 54 (32.1%) 57 (20.4%) 111 (24.8%)
Mobile phone use (missing = 10)
 Never 19 (11.7%) 27 (9.6%) 46 (10.4%)
 Occasional 79 (48.4%) 147 (52.3%) 226 (50.9%)
 Regular 65 (39.9%) 107 (38.1%) 172 (38.7%)
Internet use (missing = 9)
 Never 59 (35.8%) 104 (37.1%) 163 (36.6%)
 Occasionally (<once a week) 13 (7.9%) 22 (7.9%) 35 (7.9%)
 Sometimes (1-3 days a week) 20 (12.1%) 31 (11.1%) 51 (11.5%)
 Often (4 or more days a week) 73 (44.2%) 123 (43.9%) 196 (44.0%)
  1. aData missing for some participants as indicated