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Table 1 Socioeconomic characteristics of walkers participating in each surveya

From: How to get a nation walking: reach, retention, participant characteristics and program implications of Heart Foundation Walking, a nationwide Australian community-based walking program

  2010 (n = 1984) 2011 (n = 2796) 2012 (n = 3585) 2015 (n = 1601)
All Female Male All Female Male All Male Female
Age (Mean, SD) Data not available 63.9 (11.9) 62.9 (12.2) 67.5 (9.9) 64.3 (11.8) 63.5 (12.0) 67.3 (10.6) 64.6 (10.0) 63.6 (9.9) 68.4 (9.1)
Age group (%) Data not available          
 15–29   1.6 1.9 0.2 2.0 2.2 1.2 0.9 1.1 0.0
 30–39   3.3 3.6 2.3 2.6 3.1 0.6 1.9 1.9 2.1
 40–49   6.2 7.0 3.0 5.3 5.5 4.3 5.0 5.9 1.5
 50–59   16.1 18.0 8.9 16.0 17.5 10.7 14.3 15.9 8.0
 60–69   39.9 39.2 42.5 40.8 41.5 38.0 48.3 50.0 41.9
 70–79   27.3 25.0 35.8 27.1 24.6 36.2 26.3 23.0 39.1
 80+   5.6 5.1 7.3 6.3 5.6 9.0 3.3 2.2 7.3
Sex (%) Data not available          
 Female   79.2    78.5    79.5   
 Male   20.8    21.5    20.5   
Household structure (%)
 Person living alone 25.7 27.6 30.4 17.1 26.7 28.7 19.3 25.7 27.4 19.3
 Couple only 50.7 51.9 47.3 69.1 51.8 48.2 65.0 54.0 50.9 66.4
 Couple living with their child(ren) 11.0 11.9 12.2 10.6 11.2 11.7 9.4 10.6 11.5 7.3
 Single person living with their child(ren) 2.6 2.7 3.4 0.3 2.6 3.0 1.1 2.6 3.0 1.2
 Adult living at home with parents 1.3 1.0 1.1 0.7 1.1 0.9 1.7 0.7 0.7 0.6
 Group household 1.8 1.4 1.7 0.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2
 Other 2.8 1.3 1.6 0.3 2.5 3.0 1.0 2.6 2.4 3.1
 Prefer not to say 4.0 2.2 2.4 1.4 2.9 3.3 1.1 2.4 2.8 0.9
Household Income (%)
 Below $25,000 24.2 25.5 25.8 24.2 22.6 22.7 22.5 17.0 16.7 18.0
 $25,000–$40,000 18.5 19.2 16.9 27.5 19.1 17.9 23.6 15.9 15.5 17.4
 $40,001 to $55,000 7.2 9.0 8.5 10.9 8.9 8.7 9.6 9.5 9.1 10.7
 $55,001 to $70,000 5.2 5.8 6.1 4.8 6.1 5.6 8.1 7.1 6.8 8.3
 $70,001 to $85,000 3.5 3.6 3.3 4.8 4.8 4.9 4.3 4.9 4.8 5.2
 $85,001 to $100,000 2.1 3.1 3.2 2.5 3.4 3.3 3.5 4.2 4.3 3.7
 $100,001 to $120,000 2.2 3.2 3.4 2.3 2.8 2.9 2.5 2.2 2.0 3.1
 Over $120,000 2.8 3.4 3.5 3.0 3.6 3.4 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.6
 Prefer not to say 34.4 27.2 29.1 19.9 28.7 30.6 21.4 34.8 36.2 29.1
  1. aTable indicates the numbers included in each set of analyses