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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of survey respondents

From: Weight management barriers and facilitators after breast cancer in Australian women: a national survey

  Description N (responses) Percentage
State (n = 309)
  Australian Capital Territory 14 4.5
  New South Wales 91 29.5
  Northern Territory 0 0.0
  Queensland 48 15.5
  South Australia 28 9.1
  Tasmania 3 1.0
  Victoria 95 30.7
  Western Australia 30 9.7
Education (n = 307)
  High school- year 10 30 9.8
  High school- year 12 35 11.4
  Vocational College 55 17.9
  Bachelor’s degree 90 29.3
  Postgraduate degree 97 31.6
Ethnicity (n = 308)
  European/Anglo Saxon/Caucasian 285 92.5
  Asian 5 1.6
  Oceanic (incl. Australian and New Zealand first peoples, Polynesian and Micronesian) 13 4.2
  North/South/Central American 2 0.7
  Mixed ethnicity 2 0.7
  Indian 1 0.3
Employment (n = 308)
  Employee 140 45.5
  Self-employed 33 10.7
  Home duties/caring for children or family 15 4.9
  In education (going to school, university, etc.) 4 1.3
  Doing voluntary work 10 3.3
  Unable to work because of illness 6 2.0
  Unable to work for other reasons 1 0.3
  Retired 99 32.1
Relationship Status (n = 309)
  Single 39 12.6
  Married/De Facto (living with partner) 230 74.4
  In a relationship but not living with partner 7 2.3
  Divorced/separated 24 7.8
  Widowed 9 2.9