Table 1

Covariate distribution across propensity score weighted advice group and comparison group members

%
Advice
(n = 278)
Comparison
(n = 623)
Gender
    Male36.739.5
    Female63.360.5
Age group, years
    18–241.51.6
    25–349.311.7
    35–4422.216.9
    45–5426.832.7
    55–6428.425.0
    65–746.38.5
    75+5.46.3
Ethnicity
    White48.643.6
    Black/Black British/mixed30.841.1
    Asian/Asian British/mixed10.79.7
    Other9.95.7
Marital status
    Single42.941.9
    Long-term relationship27.724.6
    Ex-relationship29.533.5
Educational attainment
    None41.333.5
    Up to GCSE level24.130.7
    Up to A level18.522.6
    Degree and above16.113.3
Employment status
    Unemployed18.922.2
    Employed24.418.6
    Retired14.013.3
    Outside labour force42.746.0
Tenure
    Owned/part owned10.29.3
    Rented69.672.6
    Rent free20.218.2
Household composition
    Live alone43.640.3
    Lone parent12.022.2
    Live with partner with or without children27.821.0
    Live with others/family16.616.5
Household income, £
    0–54957.953.6
    550–99924.330.2
    >100017.816.1
Problems paying for housing
    034.741.9
    1+65.358.1
Health status
    Disabled/long-term health condition72.674.6
    Not disabled/no health condition27.525.4