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Table 3 Characteristics of program and control schools

From: Scale-up of the Physical Activity 4 Everyone (PA4E1) intervention in secondary schools: 12-month implementation outcomes from a cluster randomized controlled trial

Characteristic Program (n = 24)
N
Control (n = 25)
n
Secondary school in eligible Local Health Districts
 All eligible Local Health Districts 24 25
  - Central Coast 1 2
  - Hunter New England 12 12
  - Mid North Coast 5 6
  - South Western Sydney 3 4
School Sector   
 Government 19 21
 Catholic 5 4
School - SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-economic disadvantage (school suburb)a
 Decile 1 (Most disadvantaged in State) 8 9
 Decile 2 7 3
 Decile 3 2 5
 Decile 4 6 6
 Decile 5 1 2
Remoteness
 Major Cities 11 13
 Inner Regional 9 10
 Outer Regional/Remote 4 2
School size (total enrolments)
 Small (< 400) 2 2
 Medium (400–800) 8 17
 Large (> 800) 14 6
Grade 7 size
 Small (< 65) 3 3
 Medium (65–135) 7 14
 Large (> 135) 14 8
Total Students 3539 2937
% female enrolments
  < 30% 0 1
 30–40% 0 0
 41–50% 11 15
 51–60% 6 5
 100% (female only schools) 2 0
% Indigenous enrolments
 < 10% 12 10
 > =10% 12 15
  - 10–24% 8 14
  - 25–49% 4 1
% Language Background Other Than English
 < 10% 19 22
 > =10% 5 3
  - 10–24% 1 0
  - 25–49% 0 0
  - 50–74% 1 2
  - > =75% 3 1
PE Faculty size
 1–4 FTE (3–12 staff) 5 6
 5–8 FTE (4–13 staff) 16 17
 9–13 FTE (9–15 staff) 3 2
Respondent (Head PE teacher or delegate) Baseline 12 months Baseline 12 months
Gender
  - Male 16 14 16 15
  - Female 8 10 9 10
PE trained
  - Yes 24 24 25 25
Years of teaching experience
  - < 1 0 0 1 0
  - 1 to 5 3 1 0 0
  - 6 to 10 6 7 4 7
  - 11 to 15 1 4 6 7
  - 16 to 20 5 0 5 0
  - > 21 9 8 10 7
Years teaching PE at current school
  - New in that year 2 1 2 1
  - < 3 0 3 2 3
  - 3 to 5 4 3 3 3
  - > 5 18 17 18 18
  1. a Schools in deciles 6–10 were not eligible for the trial