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Table 1 Responding organization characteristics

From: ParticipACTION: Baseline assessment of the 'new ParticipACTION': A quantitative survey of Canadian organizational awareness and capacity

Organizational Characteristic Frequency (n) (%)
How many years has your organization been involved in promoting PA/health?   
Less than 5 years 7 (3.9%)
5-10 19 (10.6%)
11-15 20 (11.2%)
16-20 12 (6.7%)
More than 20 years 121 (67.6%)
Total 179 100%
Do you work mainly at the national, provincial or territorial, or local level?   
national 64 (29.6%)
provincial/territorial 66 (30.6%)
local 75 (34.7%)
other 11 (5.1%)
Total 216 100%
How many people are there in your organization who work full time?   
Less than 10 employees 67 (38.1%)
10-39 employees 27 (15.3%)
40 or more employees 82 (46.6%)
Total 176 100%
1 Do you work in the government, not-for-profit or private sector?   
Government 87 (47.5%)
Not-for-profit 93 (50.8%)
Private 3 (1.6%)
Total 183 100%
2What is the primary mandate of your organization?   
Public health/Health Care 19 (10.3%)
Sport and Recreation/Recreation 63 (34.1%)
Education 89 (48.0%)
Urban Planning, Transportation 0 (0.0%)
Other 14 (7.6%)
Total 185 100%
  1. Note: Analysis for Objectives 2 & 3:
  2. 1. Organizational sector: post-secondary (n = 1) and education (n = 40) were combined with government since all educational facilities are affiliated with provincial education and school boards. The private sector (n = 3) was not included in the analysis.
  3. 2. Organizational mandate: public health (n = 12) and health care (n = 7) were combined; recreation (n = 8) and sport and recreation (n = 55) were combined; education (n = 89) was left unchanged. Urban planning (n = 0), transportation (n = 0) and other (which was undefined) (n = 14) were omitted from the analysis.