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Table 2 Characteristics of the sample

From: An economic evaluation of a specialist preventive care clinician in a community mental health service: a randomised controlled trial

OutcomesBaselineFollow-up
InterventionUsual careInterventionUsual care
(n = 203)(n = 186)(n = 186)(n = 181)
% (n)% (n)% (n)% (n)
Gender (%)
 Male54.2 (110)52.2 (97)54.3 (101)52.5 (95)
 Female45.8 (93)47.8 (89)45.7 (85)47.5 (86)
Age (years)
 Mean (SD)40.6 (12.9)39.7 (13.0)41.2 (12.9)40.2 (12.7)
 Median (range)40 (18–66)39 (18–66)41 (18–66)40 (18–66)
Diagnosis Type (%)
 Psychotic/Schizophrenia36.5 (74)41.4 (77)34.9 (65)40.9 (74)
 Mood Disorders37.4 (76)33.9 (63)39.2 (73)34.3 (62)
 Anxiety and Stress Related Disorders15.8 (32)8.2 (24)16.1 (30)12.7 (23)
 Other10.3 (21)11.8 (22)9.7 (18)12.2 (22)
Relationship status (%)
 Single58.4 (118)63.4 (118)56.8 (105)61.3 (111)
 Married/De facto21.8 (44)15.6 (29)21.1 (39)16.6 (30)
 Separated/Divorced/Widowed19.8 (40)21.0 (39)22.2 (41)22.1 (40)
Identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (%)
 Yes11.9 (24)10.3 (19)14.1 (26)8.3 (15)
 No88.1 (178)89.97(166)85.9 (159)91.7 (165)
Employment Status (%)
 Full time10.9 (22)5.9 (11)11.4 (21)5.5 (10)
 Part time or casual12.9 (26)14.0 (26)16.8 (31)13.8 (25)
 Household Duties/Student32.7 (66)49.2 (73)31.4 (58)36.5 (66)
 Unemployed34.2 (69)33.3 (62)32.4 (60)37.6 (68)
 Retired4.5 (9)4.8 (9)3.8 (7)5.0 (9)
 Other5.0 (10)2.7 (5)4.3 (8)1.7 (3)
Highest education level achieved (%)
 Less than school certificate16.8 (34)15.1 (28)18.4 (34)13.3 (24)
 School certificate22.3 (47)25.8 (48)22.7 (42)25.4 (46)
 Higher school certificate18.8 (38)15.1 (28)15.7 (29)16.0 (29)
 TAFE or Diploma29.7 (60)34.9 (65)30.3 (56)36.5 (66)
 Bachelor/Post Graduate Degree11.4 (23)9.1 (17)13.0 (24)8.8 (16)
Length of treatment for the current episode of care (months)
 Mean (SD)31.5 (54.8)25.1 (46.1)33.6 (57.0)27.6 (49.7)
 Median (range)8 (1–258)7 (1–235)8 (1–258)7 (1–235)
Eligible for a referral
 Quitline: current tobacco smoking48.5 (98/202)50.8 (94/185)47.3 (88/186)55.8 (101/181)
 Get Healthy: at least one of poor nutrition, harmful alcohol consumption, and/or physical inactivity94.1 (190/202)96.2 (179/186)95.2 (177/186)96.1 (174/181)
  1. Note. Ns vary due to missing data; SD standard deviation; TAFE Technical and Further Education
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