Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the sample

Characteristic
n7155
Mental health (SF-36), mean (SD)73.4 (17.2)
Physical health (SF-36), mean (SD)87.9 (19.1)
Sex (male)46.2%
Age, mean (SD)38.5 years (9.5)
Partnered (married or de facto)70.8%
Educational attainment
 Tertiary qualifications23.8%
 Not complete high school29.6%
Previous work history, mean % of adult life (SD)78.7% (25.7)
Experienced financial hardship14.9%
Resides in disadvantaged socio-economic area30.1%