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Table 1 Characteristics of participants for intervention (E-PLAYS) and comparator groups

From: Evaluating ‘Enhancing Pragmatic Language skills for Young children with Social communication impairments’ (E-PLAYS): a feasibility cluster-randomised controlled trial

  E-PLAYS (n = 24) Comparator (n = 26)
Age at study entry (years)
 Mean (SD) 6.2 (0.8) 6.3 (0.8)
Gender, n (%)   
 Male 17 (70.8) 20 (76.9)
 Female 7 (29.2) 6 (23.1)
 Missing 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
  Intervention (n = 10a) Comparator (n = 22a)
Ethnicity, n (%)
 White British 5 (50.0) 9 (40.9)
 White other European 0 (0.0) 4 (18.2)
 White other 1 (10.0) 1 (4.6)
 Black African 1 (10.0) 1 (4.6)
 Black Caribbean 0 (0.0) 1 (4.6)
 Indian 1 (10.0) 2 (9.1)
 Pakistani 0 (0.0) 2 (9.1)
 Bangladeshi 1 (10.0) 0 (0.0)
 White and Black Caribbean 0 (0.0) 2 (9.1)
 Missing 1 (10.0) 0 (0.0)
Parent qualifications, n (%)
 No formal qualifications 1 (10.0) 0 (0.0)
 Some qualifications 2 (22.0) 7 (31.8)
 Degree or higher 4 (40.0) 13 (59.1)
 Prefer not to say 2 (20.0) 2 (9.1)
 Missing 1 (10.0) 0 (0.0)
Parent employment, n (%)
 Employed full time 4 (40.0) 6 (27.3)
 Employed part time 1 (10.0) 3 (13.6)
 Self-employed (full time) 0 (0.0) 2 (9.1)
 Self-employed (part time) 0 (0.0) 1 (4.6)
 Not in paid work 1 (10.0) 5 (22.7)
 Student 1 (10.0) 1 (4.6)
 Other 0 (0.0) 2 (9.1)
 Prefer not to say 2 (20.0) 2 (9.1)
 Missing 1 (10.0) 0 (0.0)
Parent relationship, n (%)
 Single 1 (10.0) 2 (9.1)
 Married/cohabiting 6 (60.0) 14 (63.6)
 Divorced 1 (10.0) 3 (13.6)
 Separated 1 (10.0) 1 (4.6)
 Prefer not to say 0 (0.0) 1 (4.6)
 Missing 1 (10.0) 1 (4.6)
  1. aAge and gender collected at baseline, other demographic data collected at 35–40-week follow-up