Table 1

Demographic information for 694 individuals within the study sample

VariableNumberPercentageMeanMedian
Gender
 Male31946.0
 Female37554.0
 Missing0
Ownership status
 Non-dog owner49471.2
 Dog owner20028.8
 Missing0
Number of dogs owned
 117587.5
 22010. 0
 331.5
 621.0
 Missing0
Age
 5–15486.9
 16–30639.1
 31–458712.5
 46–6017625.4
 61–7524435.2
 76+628.9
 Missing14
Highest education
 Degree/diploma or higher professional qualification30348.6
 A level equivalent7011.2
 GCSE or O’level equivalent14923.9
 Other school certificate or none10116.2
 Missing71
Perceived general health
 Poor314.5
 Fair9513.7
 Good24335.0
 Very Good22031.7
 Excellent9213.3
 Missing13
Personality (adult)
 Extroverted588 completed4.26 4
 Conscientiousness591 completed5.74 6
 Open to new experiences589 completed4.9 5
 Agreeableness589 completed5.39 5.5
 Emotionally stability592 completed5.06 5