Table 1

Characteristics of participants in the pre- and post- intervention surveys (2002 and 2006, respectively) from Wide Bay, Qld, and Northern Rivers, NSW

Wide Bay

Northern Rivers

Pre

Post

Pre

Post

Demographic

N

%

N

%

p-value

N

%

N

%

p-value


Gender

0.78

0.86

Male

801

50.0

818

50.5

800

50.0

811

49.7

Female

800

50.0

801

49.5

801

50.0

822

50.3

Age-group

0.011

0.001

60-64 yrs

396

24.8

454

28.2

335

21.0

408

25.1

65-69 yrs

394

24.6

399

24.8

369

23.1

341

21.0

70-74 yrs

351

22.0

295

18.3

339

21.2

297

18.3

75-79 yrs

249

15.6

216

13.4

301

18.9

268

16.5

80-84 yrs

127

7.9

158

9.8

150

9.4

204

12.6

85+ yrs

82

5.1

89

5.5

102

6.4

107

6.6

Education

<0.001

<0.001

University

126

7.9

148

9.2

189

11.8

191

11.8

Trade/technical

408

25.6

245

15.2

433

27.1

270

16.7

Senior high-school

129

8.1

146

9.1

133

8.3

160

9.9

Junior high-school

317

19.9

424

26.4

396

24.8

522

32.3

Primary or less

613

38.5

644

40.1

444

27.8

474

29.3

Employment status

<0.001

<0.001

Retired

1186

74.2

1285

79.4

1169

73.0

1297

79.6

Employed/student/volunteer

202

12.6

215

13.3

212

13.2

234

14.4

Home duties/carer

158

9.9

73

4.5

180

11.2

61

3.7

Unemployed/not working

52

3.3

46

2.8

40

2.5

38

2.3

General health

0.93

0.31

Excellent

228

14.3

235

14.5

245

15.4

228

14.0

Very good

454

28.5

470

29.1

486

30.5

525

32.2

Good

506

31.7

517

32.0

528

33.1

515

31.6

Fair

304

19.1

288

17.8

269

16.9

273

16.8

Poor

102

6.4

106

6.6

67

4.2

88

5.4


McClure et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:79   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-79

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