Table 1 Outcome measure for the New Deal for Communities evaluation
DomainCross-sectional measureRange of possible valuesChange outcome for analysis
HealthSelf-rated general healthGood/fairly good/not goodDifference score
SF-36 Mental Health Inventory scale0 to 100Difference score
Frequency of five portions of fruit and vegetable consumptionEvery day/5–6 times a week/3–4 times a week/1–2 times a week/less than once a week/rarely or neverDifference score
Leisure-time physical activity (walking, swimming, cycling, workout at gym, aerobics or keep fit, other dancing, jogging, football or rugby, badminton or tennis, squash)None/1 activity/2+ activitiesDifference score
Smoking statusCurrent smoker/notStopped smoking
Long-term limiting illnessYes/noDeveloped new illness
EmploymentIn paid employmentYes/noMoved from unemployment to paid employment
Annual personal income£5200–36 400 (based on weekly income in bands up to £500+ per week. Top band set to £700 per week for calculation of annual income)Difference score
EducationParticipation in education or training in past 12 monthsYes/noParticipation in education or training in last 12 months in 2004
CrimeFear of crime against the person0 to 21Difference score
Fear of property crime0 to 12Difference score
EnvironmentSatisfaction with local areaVery satisfied/fairly satisfied/neither satisfied nor dissatisfied/slightly dissatisfied/very dissatisfiedDifference score