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Table 1 T1 (baseline) socio-demographic characteristics of sample according to weight-control intention categories

From: Behavior and weight correlates of weight-control efforts in Australian women living in disadvantage: The READI study

T1 characteristics of women Whole sample T1 weight-control effort  
(n = 1,634) Not doing anything in particular Actively trying to avoid gaining Actively trying to lose weight p
  (n = 507) (n = 488) (n = 639)  
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)  
Age (Mean [SD]) 36.5 (7.6) 36.5 (7.6) 37.4 (7.2) 35.8 (7.9) .002
Education          .008
 Low (did not complete high school) 364 (22.3) 131 (25.8) 99 (20.3) 134 (21.0)  
 Medium (completed high school or equivalent) 799 (48.9) 244 (48.1) 222 (45.5) 333 (52.1)  
 High (completed tertiary education) 471 (28.8) 132 (26.0) 167 (32.2) 172 (26.9)  
Marital status          .029
 Married/de facto 1160 (71.0) 356 (70.2) 354 (72.7) 450 (70.4)  
 Separated/divorced/widowed 137 (8.4) 54 (10.7) 43 (8.8) 40 (6.3)  
 Never married 336 (20.6) 97 (19.1) 90 (18.5) 149 (23.3)  
Household income          .288
 Low ($0-$699/week) 386 (23.6) 128 (25.2) 113 (23.2) 145 (22.7)  
 Medium ($700-$1499/week) 643 (39.4) 213 (42.0) 182 (37.3) 248 (38.8)  
 High ($1500+/week) 337 (20.6) 86 (17.0) 110 (22.5) 141 (22.1)  
 Not disclosed 268 (16.4) 80 (15.8) 83 (17.0) 105 (16.4)  
Employment status          .549
 Working full-time 589 (36.5) 172 (34.5) 177 (36.6) 240 (38.0)  
 Working part-time 554 (34.3) 168 (33.7) 173 (35.8) 213 (33.7)  
 Currently not employed in paid work 470 (29.1) 158 (31.7) 133 (27.5) 179 (28.3)  
Country of birth          .013
 Australia 1508 (92.3) 462 (91.1) 441 (90.4) 605 (94.7)  
 Other 126 (7.7) 45 (8.9) 47 (9.6) 34 (5.3)  
Number of dependent children:          .080
 None 559 (34.5) 165 (32.9) 152 (31.4) 242 (38.2)  
 One 285 (17.6) 90 (18.0) 81 (16.7) 114 (18.0)  
 Two 465 (28.7) 142 (28.3) 161 (33.3) 162 (25.6)  
 Three or more 309 (19.1) 104 (20.8) 90 (18.6) 115 (18.2)  
  1. Note: Some column totals are lower than expected due to missing data. Bolded cells are significantly under-or over-represented.