Table 2

Mean score at baseline and follow-up for specific Healthy Living Practices (HLPs) included in the Surveyor Function Score (SFS) and Surveyor Condition Score (SCS)

Surveyor Function Score (1=best; 7=worst)Surveyor Condition Score (1=best; 7=worst)
BaselineFollow-upRank test p value*BaselineFollow-upRank test p value*
(n=154)(n=172)(n=154)(n=172)
Prepare and store food3.49 (0.10)3.38 (0.11)0.7843.75 (0.10)4.10 (0.11)0.012
Wash clothes and bedding3.49 (0.11)3.07 (0.10)0.0413.77 (0.10)3.63 (0.10)0.691
Wash people3.71 (0.10)3.27 (0.11)0.0123.84 (0.09)3.89 (0.10)0.796
Remove human waste (toilet)3.56 (0.10)3.13 (0.10)0.0203.93 (0.11)3.92 (0.11)0.761
Sleeping and bedding3.79 (0.07)3.46 (0.08)0.0043.82 (0.07)3.62 (0.08)0.117
Control temperature3.88 (0.08)3.52 (0.08)0.0013.97 (0.07)3.81 (0.07)0.087
Control dust3.95 (0.09)3.78 (0.07)0.3213.92 (0.08)3.78 (0.07)0.101
Control mould3.77 (0.09)2.98 (0.10)<0.0013.88 (0.10)3.44 (0.09)0.001
House surrounds3.66 (0.10)3.42 (0.09)0.0994.05 (0.11)4.03 (0.10)0.939
Separate animals and people3.95 (0.05)3.66 (0.08)0.0033.97 (0.09)3.91 (0.09)0.515
Control pests and vermin4.01 (0.10)3.41 (0.10)<0.0014.20 (0.11)3.90 (0.10)0.028
Remove rubbish4.05 (0.04)3.94 (0.06)0.0573.96 (0.10)3.99 (0.09)0.937
Reduce trauma3.62 (0.11)3.39 (0.12)0.1303.94 (0.10)3.84 (0.11)0.403
Overall SFS/SCS3.75 (0.11)3.38 (0.12)0.0574.19 (0.12)4.20 (0.12)0.870
  • Data are shown as mean (SE).

  • ↵* Kruskal–Wallis test of equality of proportions.