Table 1

Demographic characteristics of focus group participants and background community
Focus group Community*
Economic activity
N (113) % N** (15,961) %
Employed (full/part time or self- employed) 44 38.9 8250 52.6
Unemployed 22 19.5 1124 7.2
Retired 22 19.5 1638 10.4
Long term sick or disabled 11 9.7 1918 12.2
Full time student 12 10.6 1124 7.2
Looking after home or family - - 991 6.3
Other - - 646 4.1
Missing 2 1.8 - -
Age group
N (113)*** % N* (20,958) %
24 or younger 11 9.7 6889 32.8
25-34 17 15.0 4483 21.4
35-44 29 25.7 2987 14.3
45-54 23 20.4 2380 11.4
55-64 9 8.0 1665 7.9
65 plus 21 18.6 2554 12.2

*Ballymacarett, The Mount, Woodstock & Island Wards. Source: N Ireland Census 2011 http://www.nisra.gov.uk/Census/2011_results_local_characteristics.html webcite; accessed 22/04/2014.

**Number aged 16-74 years who provided economic data.

***3 residents did not state their age.

Cleland et al.

Cleland et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2014 11:68   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-11-68

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