Table 3

Demographic profile of participants in calibration and replication samples
Sample*
Calibration Replication
Setting
 Barwon Health Emergency Department 160 25% 405 100%
 Cabrini Health community hospital 63 10%
 Home and Community Care 411 65%
Age (mean, SD) 64.7 19.1 49.2 19.7
Female 409 69% 246 61%
Assisted to complete form 111 19% 28 7%
Education
 Primary school or less 51 8% 8 2%
 High school (not completed) 160 25% 98 24%
 High school (completed) 137 22% 71 18%
 TAFE/Trade 191 30% 102 25%
 University 45 7% 122 30%
Private health insurance 316 55% 230 56%
Receive Government benefit 391 68% 185 45%
Live alone 187 33% 68 17%
Long-standing illness or disability (more than one possible)
 Musculoskeletal (arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain or other) 305 52% 212 52%
 Depression, anxiety or other mental health condition 118 20% 87 22%
 Heart disease 102 18% 43 11%
 Diabetes 91 16% 29 7%
 Asthma, emphysema or other respiratory condition 78 13% 73 18%
 Cancer 38 7% 25 6%
 Stroke, multiple sclerosis or other neurological condition 39 7% 16 4%

* Number and percentage unless otherwise stated.

Osborne et al.

Osborne et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:658   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-658

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