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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of participants (n = 133)

From: Social cognitive theory mediators of physical activity in a lifestyle program for cancer survivors and carers: findings from the ENRICH randomized controlled trial

  Control (n = 58) Intervention (n = 75)
Characteristic N % N %
Age, years, Mean (SD) 58.1 (11.2) 56.2 (12.6)
Female gender 43 74.1 60 80.0
Married/de facto 38 66.7 55 73.3
Completed post-school qualifications 41 71.9 54 73.0
Employed (full-time or part-time) 26 45.6 34 45.9
Weekly family income     
 -Less than $499 11 19.6 12 16.0
 -$500-$1000 14 25.0 16 21.3
 -More than $1000 14 25.0 25 33.3
 -Prefer not to answer 17 30.4 22 29.3
Cancer survivor status     
 -Cancer survivor 43 74.1 53 70.7
 -Carer 9 15.5 15 20.0
 -Both cancer survivor and carer 5 8.6 7 9.3
Relationship to cancer survivor:     
 -Spouse/partner 11 78.6 12 54.5
Cancer typea     
 -Breast 28 58.3 36 60.0
 -Prostate 7 14.6 7 11.7
 -Other: colorectal, melanoma, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, leukaemia, ovarian, thyroid. 21 43.8 24 40.0
Time since diagnosis, months, Mean (SD) 45.2 (52.3) or 3.7 years 39.3 (56.7) or 3.2 years
Ever received the following cancer treatmentsa     
 -Surgery 45 93.8 55 93.2
 -Chemotherapy 28 62.2 45 84.9
 -Radiotherapy 30 63.8 32 68.1
 -Hormone treatment 20 48.8 30 66.7
Cancer in remission 36 80.0 44 77.2
  1. aParticipants could select more than one response, so the percentage may add up to more than 100 %