Table 1

Characteristics of participants

Characteristic

N

Percent


Age

29 yrs and under

309

21

30 to 39 yrs

382

25

40 to 49 yrs

358

24

Over 50 yrs

462

31

Country of birth

Australia

1142

75

UK

63

4

Italy

23

2

Greece

24

2

New Zealand

9

1

Vietnam

30

2

Other

239

16

Marital Status

Married or defacto

979

65

Separated widowed or divorced

203

13

Never married

339

22

Currently have an illness/long-term disability

Yes

227

15

No

1260

85

Highest Qualification

No formal or up to year 10

335

22

Year 12/trade apprentice/Certificate diploma

615

41

University or Higher degree

566

37

Main Occupation

Manager or administrator

119

8

Professional

397

27

Associate professional

123

8

Tradesperson or related worker

63

4

Advanced clerical or service worker

165

11

Intermediate clerical, sales or service worker

157

11

Intermediate production or transport worker

12

1

Elementary clerical, sales or service worker

54

4

Labourer or related worker

75

5

No paid job

235

16

Student

87

6

Children living at home (up to 18 yrs)

Yes

554

40

No

828

60

Depressive symptoms

No (<= 4)

999

70

Yes (>4)

421

30


Teychenne et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:27   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-5-27

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