Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of study participants

Overall
(n=55)
Intervention group
(n=27)
Control group
(n=28)
Sex, n (%)
 Female38 (69)18 (67)20 (71)
 Male17 (31)9 (33)8 (29)
Ethnicity, n (%)
 African26 (47)10 (37)16 (57)
 Caribbean28 (51)16 (59)12 (43)
 Mixed white and black African1 (2)1 (4)0 (0)
Age (years), n (%)
 <453 (5)1 (4)2 (7)
 45–5516 (29)9 (33)7 (25)
 55–6420 (36)8 (30)12 (43)
 65–7412 (22)6 (22)6 (21)
 ≥754 (7)3 (11)1 (4)
Employment status, n (%)
 Paid/Self-employed21 (38)11 (41)10 (36)
 Voluntary2 (4)0 (0)2 (7)
 Unemployed10 (18)4 (15)6 (21)
 Student0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
 Housewife/Husband3 (5)2 (7)1 (4)
 Retired19 (35)10 (37)9 (32)
Generational status, n (%)
 First generation40 (73)21 (78)19 (68)
 Second generation13 (24)5 (19)8 (29)
 Missing2 (4)1 (4)1 (4)
Educational attainment, n (%)
 Primary0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
 Secondary 1610 (18)7 (26)3 (11)
 Secondary 1814 (25)8 (30)6 (21)
 Tertiary28 (51)12 (44)16 (57)
 Missing3 (5)0 (0)3 (11)
In receipt of benefits, n (%)
 Yes23 (42)10 (37)13 (46)
 No27 (49)16 (59)11 (39)
 Missing5 (9)1 (4)4 (14)