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Table 1 Participant characteristics in the m-health feasibility study (n = 30)

From: Perceptions of adult trauma patients on the acceptability of text messaging as an aid to reduce harmful drinking behaviours

Characteristic Number of participants
Age group (in years)  
  20 – 29 9
  30 – 39 4
  40 – 49 8
  50 – 59 5
  60 and over 4
Gender  
  Male 22
Ethnicity  
  Māori 6
  Pacific Island 2
  New Zealand European 20
  Asian 2
Employment status  
  Employed 20
  Student 3
  Unemployed 3
  Other 4
Mobile phone use  
  Seldom 1
  Daily 28
  Unreported 1
Use of text message function  
  Sometimes 2
  Often 10
  Always 17
  Unreported 1
Mobile phone intervention targeting binge drinking appeals
  Yes 23
  No 6
  Unknown 1
Message format preference  
  Text Message (SMS)a only 15
  Picture Message only 3
  Video Message only 1
  Text (SMS) and Picture 5
  Text (SMS) and Video 1
  Video and Picture 2
  All 2
Alcohol drinking behaviours  
  Non-drinkers 3
  ≤ 6 drinks /session for males (≤ females) 18
  >6 drinks/session for males (>4 females) 7
  Unreported 2
  1. aSMS: short message service.