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Table 3 Socio-demographic characteristics at randomisation

From: Breast cancer risk reduction - is it feasible to initiate a randomised controlled trial of a lifestyle intervention programme (ActWell) within a national breast screening programme?

  Intervention (n = 40) Control (n = 40) All (n = 80)
Age (years) mean (SD) 58.4 (6.0) 58.1 (5.5) 58.3 (5.78)
Range 50 – 75 50 – 69 50 – 75
Marital status    
Single 4 (10.0%) 3 (7.5%) 7 (8.8%)
Married/co-habiting 29 (72.5%) 24 (60.0%) 53 (66.3%)
Divorced/widowed/separated 7 (17.5%) 13 (32.5%) 20 (25.0%)
Ethnicity    
White 39 (100.0%) 39 (97.5%) 78 (98.7%)
Asian/Asian British 0 (0.0%) 1 (2.5%) 1 (1.3%)
Highest educational qualification*    
Secondary school 18 (45.0%) 11(27.5%) 29 (36.3%)
Other professional/technical qualification after school 18 (45.0%) 13 (32.5%) 31 (38.8%)
University/post-graduate degree 4 (10.0%) 16 (40.0%) 20 (25.1%)
Employment status    
Retired 18 (45.0%) 14 (35.0%) 32 (40.0%)
Employed full-time 9 (22.5%) 17 (42.5%) 26 (32.5%)
Employed part-time 8 (20.0%) 6 (15.0%) 14 (17.5%)
Unemployed 5 (12.5%) 2 (5.0%) 7 (8.8%)
Student 0 (0.0%) 1 (2.5%) 1 (1.3%)
SIMD# (quintiles)    
1 (most deprived) 7 (17.5%) 3 (7.5%) 10 (12.5%)
2 9 (22.5%) 5 (12.5%) 14 (17.5%)
3 8 (20.0%) 9 (22.5%) 17 (21.3%)
4 6 (15.0%) 9 (22.5%) 15 (18.8%)
5 (least deprived) 10 (25.0%) 14 (35.0%) 24 (30.0%)
  1. #Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.
  2. *p < 0.05, significant.