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Table 1 Participant characteristics by intervention preference

From: Individual characteristics associated with physical activity intervention delivery mode preferences among adults

  Overall sample (n = 1261) Face-to-face (n = 412; 36%) Group (n = 499; 44%) Print (n = 122; 11%) Web (n = 104; 9%) P
Demographics
Married/defacto (%) 73 72 75 81 69 0.06
Age 52.79 (16.31) 50.65 (15.94) 51.55 (16.21) 58.20 (14.81) 48.71 (15.04) 0.01
Male (%) 50 46 45 62 61 0.01
Further education (%) 53 58 51 54 63 0.06
Working Full-time (%) 66 64 65 69 71 0.62
Work hours 7.96 (2.48) 8.15 (2.37) 7.85 (2.61) 8.12 (2.66) 7.57 (2.25) 0.24
Children < 18 (%) 35 35 40 21 41 0.01
Location (%)       
City 52 55 49 52 50 0.22
Town 26 26 28 22. 23.  
Rural area 22 18 23 25 27  
Health
BMI 30.03 (14.67) 31.13 (16.07) 29.30 (15.05) 28.23 (8.93) 28.51 (10.15) 0.09
Overweight%) 36 34 35 44 46 0.01
Obese (%) 30 35 27 26 24  
Chronic illness (%) 46 43 42 58 51 0.01
Behaviour
Sufficient Physical activity (%) 57 60 57 54 49 0.29
Hours sitting at work 3.64 (3.09) 3.68 (3.03) 3.43 (3.08) 3.72 (3.11) 4.12 (3.39) 0.36
Sufficient fruit intake (%) 58 58 59 56 50 0.35
Sufficient vegetable intake (%) 18 15 18 21 19 0.48
Current smoker (%) 15 16 15 11 15 0.63
Mediated contact with family and friends (%)       0.02
Often 77 78 81 77 65  
Sometimes 18 18 15 19 31  
Rarely-Never 5 5 4 4 5  
Internet access and use
home internet access (%) 94 94 94 91 97 0.38
Social media use (%)       0.01
Every day –most days 20 26 19 10 24  
Never 66 57 63 78 55  
Internet hours (personal use/last week) 6.60 (7.69) 7.29 (8.16) 6.03 (7.35) 5.38 (6.97) 8.98 (8.21) 0.01