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Table 1 Characteristics of participants at baseline

From: A multidisciplinary primary care team consultation in a socio-economically deprived community: An exploratory randomised controlled trial

Characteristics Control Group Intervention Group**
Mean age (Standard Deviation, SD)   32 (7.79) 32 (5.76)
Marital Status single 23 (49%) 25 (53%)
  married/with partner 15 (32%) 18 (38%)
  separated 7 (15%) 4 (9%)
  divorced 1 (2%) 0
  widowed 1 (2%) 0
Number of children Mean (SD)   3.17 (1.52) 3.04 (1.58)
Employment Part time 4 (9%) 4 (9%)
  Unemployed 36 (77%) 39 (83%)
  Education 7 (14%) 4 (8%)
Accommodation Owned 22 (49%) 12 (26%)
  Rented 24 (51%) 35 (74%)
Number of bedrooms Mean (SD)   2.96 (0.62) 2.60 (0.77)
Number living in same accommodation Mean (SD) 4.72 (1.66) 4.23 (1.57)
Smoking status Smoker 34 (72%) 35 (74%)
  Non Smoker 13 (28%) 12(26%)
Alcohol Consumption (units) Drinkers 29 (62%) 34(72%)
  Non-drinkers 18 (38%) 13(28%)
Amount of alcoholConsumed mean units (SD) 13.93 (12.88) 12.15(8.58)
Substance abuse No history of substance 36 (77%) 38(81%)
  In treatment (methadone) 7 (15%) 5(11%)
  Treatment completed successfully (methadone) 0 1(2%)
  Still using drugs -Cocaine, cannabis, other (not disclosed) 4(8%) 3(6%)
Outcome Measures Mean (Standard deviation)   
HADS Depression subscale   7.7 (4.1) 8.3(4.6)
HADS Anxiety subscale   10.8 (4.6) 11.4(3.8)
HADS Total score   18.3 (7.9) 19.9(7.6)
SF36 * Physical Health Summary Score   47.9 (9.3) 46(10.34)
SF 36 Mental Health Summary Score   33.7 (15.9) 33.2(13.13)
SEIQoL Δ Global Score   44.6 (26.1) 42.9(22.8)
  1. ** There were no significant differences between the control and intervention groups at baseline (p > 0.05)
  2. HADS contains 14 questions and consists of two subscales: anxiety and depression. Each question is rated on a four-point scale, giving maximum scores of 21 for anxiety and depression. Scores of 0 - 7 represent normality, 8-10 borderline disorder and 11 or more represents a significant 'case' of psychological morbidity.
  3. * SF-36 scores are scored on a range of 0 (poorest health) - 100 (best health possible).
  4. Δ SEIQoL global score is calculated by multiplying the individual's current self rating on each cue by the corresponding cue weight and summing the products across the five cues. This global quality of life score can range from 0 to 100