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Table 2 Participant demographic details

From: Feasibility and acceptability of a proposed trial of acupuncture as an adjunct to lifestyle interventions for weight loss in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: a qualitative study

  Mean (SD) or number of participants(%)
Pregnancy intention
 Trying to conceive (TTC), no difficulty 2 (20%)
 Trying to conceive (TTC), difficulty 5 (50%)
 Not trying to conceive 3 (30%)
Age in years (SD), all participants 36.1 (7.24)
Age in years (SD), not TTC (n = 2) 43.5 (2.12)
Age in year (SD)s, TTC (n = 7) 34.0 (6.76)
Missing (n = 1)  
Use of complementary therapies in previous 12 months
 Yes 4 (40%)
 No 5 (50%)
 Missing 1 (10%)
Types of complementary therapy used (n = 4) Vitamins (2)
Acupuncture (2)
Chinese herbs (1)
Vitamin D (1)
Fish oil (1)
Chiropractic (1)
Marital status
 Married 5 (50%)
 De factoa 2 (20%)
 Single 2 (20%)
 Missing 1 (10%)
Employment
 Employed full time 9 (90%)
 Missing 1 (10%)
Ethnicity/race
 European 5 (50%)
 Asian 3 (30%)
 Oceanic 1 (10%)
 Missing 1 (10%)
Highest educational achievement
 High school - Year 10 1 (10%)
 TAFE or vocational college 2 (20%)
 Bachelor Degree 5 (50%)
 Postgraduate 1 (10%)
 Missing 1 (10%)
Gross weekly income (annual income)
 $600–799 ($31,200 - 41,599) 1 (10%)
 $1000–1249 ($52,000 - 64,999) 3 (30%)
 $1500–1999 ($78,000 - 103,999) 5 (50%)
 Missing 1 (10%)
BMI, all participants 36.38 (SD 7.8)
BMI, not TTC (n = 2) 31.90 (SD 6.45)
BMI, TTC (n = 7) 37.66 (SD 8.1)
  1. One woman did not return demographic data
  2. BMI Body Mass Index, SD Standard deviation, TAFE Technical And Further Education, TTC Trying To Conceive
  3. aalso known as common-law marriage or cohabitation