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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the final eligible sub-sample included in this analysis compared to the excluded READI sample and Victorian / Australian level SEP data

From: Adherence to the Australian dietary guidelines and development of depressive symptoms at 5 years follow-up amongst women in the READI cohort study

 Included eligible sub-sample
(n = 837)
Excluded READI sub-sample
(n = 3512)
PVictorian / Australian level SEP data [43]
Depression (CES-D), mean (SD)4.70 (2.55)9.23 (5.68)p < 0.0005
DGI, mean (SD)53.78 (11.38)50.56 (12.07)p < 0.0005
Age, mean (SD)37.10 (7.29)33.79 (8.20)p < 0.0005
Highest education level, % (n)
 Low (less than high school)21.4 (179)22.3 (767)p < 0.0005
 Medium (high school /trade/diploma)46.8 (392)52.9 (1824) 
 High (tertiary)31.8 (266)24.8 (854) 29.5%
 Born in Australia, % (n)91.9 (769)88.2 (3082)P0.00373.8%
Employment status, % (n)
 Full-time37.3 (312)38.3 (1301)p < 0.000538.4%
 Part-time35.5 (297)27.9 (948) 35.8%
 Not currently employed27.2 (228)33.7 (1144)  
Relationship status, % (n)
 Married/de facto75.0 (628)63.2 (2201)p < 0.000556.0%
 Separated/divorced/widowed7.6 (64)8.8 (306) 
 Never married17.3 (145)28.1 (978) 
Area of residence, % (n)
 Urban40.6 (340)47.7 (1676)p < 0.0005
 Rural59.4 (497)52.3 (1836) 
Smoking status, % (n)
 Never smoked54.0 (452)49.4 (1732)p < 0.000556.6%
 Former smoker27.6 (231)23.8 (835) 21.2%
 Current smoker18.4 (154)26.9 (942) 
BMI categories, % (n)
 Under/healthy weight55.6 (465)52.0 (1688)p < 0.000554.8%
 Overweight27.6 (231)24.8 (806) 26.5%
 Obese16.8 (141)23.1 (751) 18.7%
 BMI, mean (SD)25.64 (5.42)26.21 (6.20)P = 0.159
 Total minutes per week leisure time physical activity, mean (SD)221.17 (288.29)208.88 (313.46)P < 0.0005