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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of respondents

From: Absence of social desirability bias in the evaluation of chronic disease self-management interventions

  n = 331
  n %
Gender
 Female 244 74.2
 Male 85 25.8
Age
 Mean (standard deviation) 62.2 (13.2)
 Range 19-90
Education
 Primary education 31 9.8
 Up to year 8 100 31.7
 Year 9 to 12 82 26.0
 TAFE1 59 18.7
 University 43 13.7
Employment status
 Full-time 13 4.2
 Part-time 21 6.7
 Unemployed 28 8.9
 Home duties 42 13.4
 Retired 204 65.2
 Other 5 1.6
Birth place
 Australia 241 73.5
 Born elsewhere 87 26.5
Chronic condition (more than one could be selected)
 Asthma 69 21.5
 Cancer 17 5.3
 Coronary heart disease 42 13.1
 Depression 96 29.9
 Diabetes 71 22.1
 Fibromyalgia 37 11.5
 Osteoarthritis 146 45.5
 Osteoporosis 47 14.6
 Rheumatoid arthritis 51 15.9
 Other 140 43.8
  1. 1 TAFE Technical and further education.