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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of the baseline sample and study cohort by intervention and comparison areas, and those lost to follow-up

From: The effectiveness of community-based cycling promotion: findings from the Cycling Connecting Communitiesproject in Sydney, Australia

  Baseline (n = 1140) Cohort (n = 909) Lost to follow-up (n = 541)
Characteristic Intervention Comparison Total Intervention Comparison Total Total
  % % % % % % %
SEX        
Male 40.2 41.9 40.9 39.8 39.9 39.8 42.7
Female 59.9 58.1 59.1 60.2 60.2 60.2 57.3
AGE        
18-29 17.2 16.5 16.9 14.4 12.7 13.7 22.3*
30-44 33.2 26.9 30.5 32.5 26.1 29.8 31.6
45-60 27.2 25.1 26.3 29.0 24.3 27.0 25.1
61+ 22.4 31.5 26.4 24.0 37.0* 29.6 21.0*
EDUCATION        
No formal 8.8 8.0 8.4 7.9 7.2 7.6 9.9
School Certificate 24.1 19.8 22.3 25.4 19.3 22.8 21.4
HSC 18.3 17.4 17.9 17.9 16.2 17.2 19.1
Trade 26.3 22.0 24.5 26.2 24.9 25.6 22.5
University 25.9 16.9 20.8 17.7 26.0 21.2 20.1
Other 4.8 6.2 5.4 5.0 6.5 5.6 6.7
CURRENTLY STUDYING        
Yes 13.3 14.8 13.9 11.0 13.1 11.9 17.4*
COUNTRY OF BIRTH        
Australia 47.3 43.2 45.5 55.4 61.4 58.0 48.5*
EMPLOYMENT        
Full-time 39.1 32.1 36.1 39.7 29.3 35.2 37.5
Part-time 11.7 11.6 11.7 12.5 14.4 13.3 8.8
Keeping house 11.6 11.7 11.7 11.4 9.3 10.5 13.7
Aged pension 11.4 11.9 11.6 12.7 12.6 12.7 9.8
Other 26.2 32.7 28.9 23.7 34.4 28.3 30.2
  1. * p < 0.05