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Table 2 Walker retention time by socioeconomic characteristics amongst current walker participants in Heart Foundation Walking (n = 20,750)a

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

  0-3mo (n = 5270) % 3-6mo (n = 1094) % 6-12mo (n = 1978) % 1-3 yr. (n = 6145) % 3 + yr. (n = 6263) % All (n = 20,750) % Years retention
M (SD)
Gender
 Female 83.3 79.5 82.0 79.4 78.5 80.4 2.3 (2.7)
 Male 16.7 20.5 18.0 20.6 21.5 19.6 2.5 (2.7)
SEIFA decile
 1: Most disadvantaged 7.3 5.4 6.3 12.0 8.8 9.1 2.6 (2.3)
 2 9.7 9.8 6.6 8.5 11.2 9.5 2.7 (2.6)
 3 6.6 7.8 6.9 8.6 8.2 7.9 2.5 (2.3)
 4 11.3 10.6 12.2 13.6 10.3 11.8 2.4 (2.4)
 5 10.4 13.7 10.2 12.2 9.8 10.9 2.3 (2.3)
 6 10.2 9.9 14.9 10.4 9.3 10.4 2.5 (2.7)
 7 16.3 10.3 12.1 9.3 9.0 10.9 2.1 (2.5)
 8 9.6 8.6 9.4 9.3 14.5 11.0 3.3 (3.3)
 9 9.3 13.6 11.1 8.2 9.0 9.3 2.4 (2.6)
 10: Least disadvantaged 9.4 10.1 10.2 7.9 9.9 9.2 2.9 (3.2)
Occupation
 Employed 22.3 22.3 21.7 21.0 18.8 20.8 2.2 (2.5)
 Self-employed 3.0 3.8 4.6 4.2 3.6 3.7 2.2 (2.2)
 Semi-retired 4.8 5.5 5.4 5.2 4.1 4.8 2.0 (2.0)
 Retired 48.9 46.9 44.2 47.0 47.7 47.4 2.3 (2.6)
 Student 1.5 2.4 3.0 2.0 1.7 1.9 2.0 (2.0)
 Home duties 5.9 8.6 11.0 10.0 10.4 9.1 2.8 (2.9)
 Unemployed 4.6 3.2 3.8 3.5 2.5 3.5 1.7 (2.1)
 Other 9.1 7.3 6.3 7.2 11.2 8.8 3.1 (3.5)
English first language
 Yes 75.5 92.0 87.4 91.9 85.8 85.5 2.3 (2.5)
 No 24.5 8.0 12.6 8.1 14.2 14.5 2.5 (3.6)
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
 Yes 1.4 0.7 0.8 1.1 1.9 1.4 2.6 (2.3)
 No 98.6 99.3 99.2 98.9 98.1 98.6 2.4 (2.7)
  1. aTable indicates the numbers included in each set of analyses