Table 1

Baseline sample characteristics (N=811)

VariableIntervention group
(n=406)
Control group
(n=405)
Sociodemographicsn (%)n (%)
Family history of breast cancer
  No close blood relative ever diagnosed389 (96)386 (95)
  One close blood relative diagnosed aged ≥50 years17 (4)19 (5)
Country of birth
  Australia or New Zealand327 (81)335 (83)
  Other79 (19)70 (17)
Main language spoken at home
  English390 (96)396 (98)
  Other16 (4)9 (2)
Education
  School only or trade certificate226 (56)225 (56)
  Diploma or university degree or higher180 (44)180 (44)
Marital status
  Married or living with a partner317 (78)333 (82)
  Not currently living with a partner89 (22)72 (18)
Parent status
  Has one or more children361 (89)363 (90)
  No children45 (11)42 (10)
Work status
  Working full time or part time333 (82)341 (84)
  No paid job currently73 (18)64 (16)
Age
  48–49 years289 (71)294 (73)
  50 years117 (29)111 (27)