Table 2

Characteristics of eligible participants who enrolled compared with eligible participants who did not enrol in the program
Did not enroll n= 583 No (%) Enrolled n=1238 No (%) Significance
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Gender
Female 319 (54.7) 774 (62.6) P=0.001
Male 264 (45.3) 462 (37.4)
Age
45-54 years 138 (23.7) 288 (23.3) P=0.672
55-64 years 414 (71.0) 871 (70.4)
65 years and over 31 (5.3) 79 (6.4)
Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Pacific Islander or Maori descent
Yes 37 (6.5) 44 (3.6) P=0.008
No 536 (93.5) 1157 (96.3)
Region of Birth
Asia (including Indian sub-continent), middle east, North Africa, Southern Europe 117 (20.6) 164 (13.4) P=0.000
Australia or other 451 (79.4) 1063 (86.6)
Socioeconomic status (SEIFA index)
Most disadvantaged (SEIFA quintile 1-2) 21 (3.7) 40 (3.2) P=0.629
Intermediate Deprivation (SEIFA quintile 3) 103 (18.1) 202 (16.4)
Least disadvantaged (SEIFA quintile 4- 5) 449 (78.4) 987 (80.3)
Participant Health Risk Profile Family history of type 1 or type 2 diabetes
Yes 208 (36.4) 584 (47.7) P=0.000
No 363 (63.6) 641 (52.3)
History of high blood glucose
Yes 203 (35.5) 552 (45.2) P=0.000
No 369 (64.5) 668 (54.8)
Taking antihypertensive medication
Yes 326 (56.7) 622 (50.4) P=0.013
No 249 (43.3) 611 (49.6)
Daily Smoker
Yes 108 (18.8) 137 (11.1) P=0.000
No 467 (81.2) 1094 (88.9)
Frequency of fruit and vegetable consumption
Every day 431 (75.1) 990 (80.4) P=0.011
Not every day 143 (24.9) 242 (19.6)
Physical activity levels
At least 2.5 hours per week 314 (54.5) 573 (46.6) P=0.002
Less than 2.5 hours per week 262 (45.5) 657 (53.4)
Waist measure, mean (SD), n 105.8 (13.2), 469 104.5 (12.1) 1015 P=0.101
Total risk score, mean (SD), median 18.4 (3.0), 18 18.8 (3.4), 18 P=0.029

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Laws et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:822   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-822

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