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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study population by group allocation

From: A group randomized control trial to test the efficacy of the Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) program among Canadian military recruits

  Intervention (n = 1452) Control (n = 1379)
Sex (n,%)
 Male 1246, 86.53% 1154, 84.48%
 Female 194, 13.47% 212, 15.52%
Age (mean, SD) 23.47, 5.51 23.38, 5.13
Completed education (n,%)
 Less than high school diploma or its equivalent 60, 4.16% 50, 3.67%
 High school diploma or a high school equivalency certificate 833, 57.77% 755, 55.39%
 Trade Certificate or Diploma 178, 12.34% 182, 13.35%
 College, CEGEP, or other non-university certificate or diploma (other than trades certificate or diplomas) 254, 17.61% 260, 19.08%
 University certificate or diploma below the bachelor’s level 21, 1.46% 18, 1.32%
 Bachelor’s degree and University certificate or diploma above the bachelor’s level 96, 6.66% 98, 7.19%
Ethnicity (n,%)
 White 1200, 82.64% 1141, 82.74%
 Other 252, 17.36% 238, 17.26%
Self-reported general physical health (n,%)
 Excellent 108, 7.49% 82, 6.02%
 Very Good 423, 29.33% 382, 28.05%
 Good 682, 47.30% 627, 46.04%
 Fair 192, 13.31% 241, 17.69%
 Poor 37, 2.57% 30, 2.20%
Self-reported general mental health (n,%)
 Excellent 230, 15.98% 178, 13.08%
 Very Good 571, 39.68% 542, 39.82%
 Good 484, 33.63% 483, 35.49%
 Fair 129, 8.96% 136, 9.99%
 Poor 25, 1.74% 22, 1.62%
Shipley score (mean, SD) 16.22, 4.61 16.08, 4.90
Social desirability score (mean, SD) 0.62, 0.21 0.61, 0.22
K-10 total score (mean, SD) 19.97, 7.07 20.41, 7.25
SUDS score (mean, SD) 43.02, 24.49 45.32, 24.53
GAD total score (mean, SD) 8.00, 5.34 8.43, 5.46
PHQ-9 total score (mean, SD) 6.55, 5.11 7.02, 5.18
Resilience (CD-RISC) total score (mean, SD) 28.91, 5.41 28.65, 5.33