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Table 3 Cycling uptake in the intervention and comparison areas at the baseline and follow-up survey (n = 909)

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

  Baseline Follow-up
Characteristic Intervention (n = 520) Comparison (n = 389) Total Intervention (n = 520) Comparison (n = 389) Total
  % % % % % %
HAS A BICYCLE TO USE       
Yes 32.7 25.4 29.6 44.2* 32.1 39.1
RIDER STATUS       
Rode today 0.9 0.6 0.8 1.5 0.8 1.2
Last week 4.7 2.8 3.9 4.4 4.9 6.6
Last month 5.6 5.6 5.6 6.7 3.9 5.5
Last year 13.3 8.7 11.4 12.1 10.0 11.1
Longer than a year 65.0 67.5 66.1 62.5 64.3 63.3
Never 10.4 14.9 12.3 12.7 16.2 14.2
Cycled in last year 25.8 19.4   25.2 19.3  
PHYSICALLY ACTIVE       
Yes 44.9 47.7 46.1 48.7 53.7 50.8
SELF-RATE HEALTH       
Excellent 13.3 16.5 14.6 11.4 12.9 12.0
Good 52.7 49.1 51.2 48.9 50.8 49.7
Fair 27.7 24.7 26.4 30.4 28.9 29.7
Poor 6.4 9.8 7.8 9.4 7.5 8.6
SEEN ADVERTISING ABOUT CYCLING       
Yes 12.8 14.4 13.5 17.5 14.9 16.4
USED CYCLE PATH       
Yes 22.9 * 15.9 19.9 28.3* 16.2 23.1
WANTS TO RIDE MORE       
Yes 69.6 65.1 67.6 62.4* 55.6 59.6
  1. * p < 0.05