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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the MBCT-P and usual care arms in pilot RCT

From: Manual Development and Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Versus Usual Care for Parents with a History of Depression

Characteristic MBCT-P (n = 19) Usual care (n = 19)
Female, n (%) 18 (95) 18 (95)
White, n (%) 19 (100) 18 (95)
Age of participant in years, mean (SD); range 37.1 (5.3); 27 to 48 35.3 (4.9); 27 to 43
Age of trial child in years, mean (SD); range 4.1 (1.3); 2 to 6 4.2 (1.4); 2 to 6
Number of children participant has, mean (SD); range 2.2 (1.2); 1 to 5 2.2 (0.8); 1 to 4
Religiona
 Christian, n (%) 10 (53) 6 (32)
 Muslim, n (%) 0 (0) 1 (5)
 Atheist, n (%) 0 (0) 1 (5)
 Agnostic, n (%) 1 (5) 0 (0)
 Not stated, n (%) 4 (21) 1 (5)
Marital status
 Single, n (%) 1 (5) 1 (5)
 Cohabiting, n (%) 2 (11) 1 (5)
 Married, n (%) 14 (74) 13 (68)
 Divorced, n (%) 2 (11) 2 (11)
 Separated, n (%) 0 (0) 2 (11)
Level of education
 Some school qualification, n (%) 0 (0) 3 (16)
 College of vocational qualification, n (%) 6 (33) 6 (32)
 Degree or professional qualification, n (%) 12 (67) 10 (53)
Standard occupational classificationb
 Major groups 1 to 3 6 (32) 7 (36)
 Major groups 4 to 7 5 (26) 8 (43)
 Full-time parent 7 (37) 4 (21)
 Student 1 (5) 0 (0)
  1. aFour participants in the MBCT-P arm and 10 participants in the usual care arm marked their religion as n/a
  2. bRated according to the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) 2000 (ONS 2000)