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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the phase 1 study participants (n = 364)

From: Restriction in functioning and quality of life is common in people 2 months after compensable motor vehicle crashes: prospective cohort study

Characteristics Participants n = 364 (%)
Age (years) 45.3 ± 16.7a
Sex (female) 229 (62.9)
Country of birth  
 Australia 236 (64.8)
 United Kingdom 24 (6.6)
 Other 104 (28.6)
Marital statusb  
 Married/de facto 213 (58.5)
 Divorced/widowed/separated 64 (17.6)
 Single 86 (23.6)
Education levelb number (%)  
 Bachelor of higher degree 100 (27.5)
 Advanced diploma/certificate 95 (26.1)
 Secondary education 160 (44.0)
 Primary education 8 (2.2)
Pre-injury employment status prior to injury  
 Paid employment/self employed 227 (62.3)
 Non-paid voluntary work 2 (0.5)
 Student 23 (6.3)
 Home duties 25 (6.9)
 Unemployed (health reasons) 20 (5.5)
 Unemployed (other) 12 (3.2)
 Retired 55 (15.1)
Hours worked prior to injury (hours/week; for those employed) 33.7 ± 13.0
  1. aMean ± standard deviation
  2. bOne missing data