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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of NWAH Study participants

From: Gender-specific epidemiology of diabetes: a representative cross-sectional study

  Men Women
Variable n % n %
Age group     
   18 to 29 years 512 25.7 484 23.4
   30 to 39 years 387 19.5 381 19.5
   40 to 49 years 378 19.0 377 18.2
   50 to 59 years 284 48.6 300 14.5
   60 to 69 years 207 10.4 226 10.9
   70 years and over 221 11.1 302 14.6
Area of residence     
   Western suburbs 901 45.3 952 46.0
   Northern suburbs 1088 54.7 1119 54.0
Highest education level obtained     
   Secondary 709 35.6 1043 50.4
   Trade/Apprenticeship/Certificate/Diploma 966 48.6 675 32.6
   Bachelor degree or higher 235 11.8 239 11.5
   Not stated 79 4.0 114 5.5
Gross annual household income     
   Up to $20,000 366 18.4 536 25.9
   $20,001–40,000 526 26.5 482 23.3
   $40,001–60,000 490 24.7 409 19.7
   More than $60,000 499 25.1 493 23.8
   Not stated 106 5.3 152 7.3
Country of birth     
   Australia 1389 69.8 1477 71.3
   UK or Ireland 312 15.7 334 16.1
   Europe 179 9.0 153 7.4
   Asia, Other 104 5.2 88 4.2
   Not stated 5 0.3 20 1.0
Marital status     
   Married or living with partner 1249 62.8 1277 61.6
   Separated or divorced 152 7.6 178 8.6
   Widowed 50 2.5 182 8.8
   Never married 529 26.6 410 19.8
   Not stated 8 0.4 25 1.2
Work status     
   Full time employed 1065 53.6 472 22.8
   Part time or casual employed 207 10.4 521 25.2
   Unemployed 105 5.3 68 3.3
   Home duties or retired 409 20.6 831 40.1
   Student/Other 187 9.4 145 7.0
   Not stated 15 0.8 34 1.6
Total 1988 100.0 2071 100.0