Table 3

Characteristics of telephone survey participants
Characteristics+ Survey 1 a Survey 2 a Survey 3 a Survey 4 b
HNE NSW HNE NSW HNE NSW HNE NSW
(n = 168) (n = 158) (n = 157) (n = 158) (n = 156) (n = 165) (n = 267) (n = 138)
% % % % % % % %
Female 84.5 84.2 79.6 81.0 83.3 82.4 84.6 87.7
Age
 <20 years 0.6 0.6 0 0 0.6 0 0 0
 20-39 years 52.8 47.5 55.4 48.7 51.9 54.5 54.3 51.1
 ≥ 40 years 50.3 51.9 44.5 51.3 47.4 45.4 45.7 48.9
Country of birth
 Australia 91.7* 69.6* 90.4* 74.7* 93.6* 75.1* 87.3* 76.8*
Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander status 3.6 1.3 3.2 3.2 3.2 2.4 5.1* 1.1*
Educational attainment
 Tertiary c 58.3* 70.9* 56.0 61.4 52.6* 64.8* 62.6 68.1
Geographic location
 Rural d 28.6* 12.8* 37.2* 12.7* 31.6* 17.2* 30.4* 13.2*
Number of children (mean (sd)) e 1.9 (0.9) 1.8 (0.8) 1.9 (0.8) 1.9 (1.0) 1.8 (0.9) 1.9 (0.8) 1.9 (0.9) 1.9 (0.9)

+ Survey’s 5–9 not reported as cohort was recycled for these surveys.

a 175 intervention and 175 comparison participants invited to participate at time 1–3.

b 300 intervention and 149 comparison participants invited to participate at time 4.

c Tertiary = TAFE certificate or diploma, University CAE or other tertiary institute qualification.

d As defined by ARIA.

e Number of children aged 2–15 years.

* Significant difference between intervention and control group p < 0.05.

Bell et al.

Bell et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2013 10:114   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-10-114

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