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Table 1 Characteristics of CN SNAP trial clients

From: Is there scope for community health nurses to address lifestyle risk factors? the community nursing SNAP trial

Characteristics Total
Gender N %
Female 396 49.3%
Male 408 50.7%
Ethnicity
Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander 4 0.5%
Language   
Language other than English 35 4.4%
Employment status
Employed 215 26.7%
Unable to work (long-term sickness/disability) 109 13.6%
Retired from paid work 427 53.1%
Other 53 6.6%
Age (yr) *
30-39 44 5.5%
40-49 78 9.7%
50-59 142 17.7%
60-69 256 31.9%
≥ 70 282 35.2%
Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (Postcode not known for 17 participants)
1st quintile 148 18.8%
2nd quintile 146 18.5%
3rd quintile 285 36.2%
4th quintile 110 14.0%
5th quintile 99 12.6%
Self-rated health status (How would you rate your health?)
Poor 308 38.3%
Good, very good or excellent 494 61.6%
Self-rated mental health status (Have you felt downhearted or blue during the past month?)
A little or none of the time 440 54.8%
A good bit to some of the time 260 32.3%
Most to all of the time 1023 12.7%
Health conditions
Hypertension (HT) 395 49.1%
Arthritis 277 34.5%
High cholesterol 239 29.7%
Cancer 213 26.5%
Other 208 25.9%
Diabetes 185 23.0%
Depression 132 16.4%
Heart disease 132 16.4%
Anxiety 105 13.16%
Asthma 104 12.9%
Respiratory 75 9.3%
Thrombosis 73 9.18%
Stroke 28 3.58%
  1. Two participants did not disclose their age and two rated their health and mental health status as 'don't know'.