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Table 2 Facility characteristics at baseline for the Eat, Play, Live trial

From: Eat, play, live: a randomized controlled trial within a natural experiment examining the role of nutrition policy and capacity building in improving food environments in recreation and sport facilities

Characteristic NO-GL n = 17 GL-ONLY n = 15 GL + CBI n = 17
Number of facilities (n)
British Columbia 0 7 7
Alberta 0 5 6
Nova Scotia 0 3 4
Ontario 17 0 0
Community size (% of facilities)a
Rural 0 6.7 5.9
Small population centre 17.6 66.0 47.0
Medium population centre 17.6 0 5.9
Large urban population centre 64.7 26.7 41.2
Facility size (% of facilities)b
Small 5.9 46.7 35.3
Medium 35.3 20.0 23.5
Large 58.8 33.3 41.2
 Mean number of vending machines (range) 6.5 (1–15) 3.6 (0–11) 5.8 (0–25)
 Mean number of concessions (range) 1.1 (1–2) 0.8 (0–2) 1.1 (0–4)
  1. GL + CBI guideline + capacity building intervention facilities, GL-ONLY guideline only facilities, NO-GL no guideline facilities
  2. aValues obtained from Statistics Canada [66] and classified according to Statistics Canada definitions [67]
  3. bA small facility had at least one minor or major amenity; a medium facility had at least two amenities, one of which was major; a large facility had at least three amenities, two of which were major. Major amenities: ice rink, swimming pool, multiple courts (e.g. tennis, squash/racquetball), bowling alley, theatre (e.g. movie, performing arts). Minor amenities: community and multi-purpose room, fitness room, small specialty area such as small climbing wall or gymnastics room