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Table 2 Baseline information on observation periods, sample and outcomes

From: A natural experimental study of improvements along an urban canal: impact on canal usage, physical activity and other wellbeing behaviours

  Comparison group (2 sites) Intervention group (1 site)
Observation periods
 Total number of observation periods 24 12
 8 am – n (% of total) 6 (25%) 3 (25%)
 10 am – n (% of total) 6 (25%) 3 (25%)
 1 pm – n (% of total) 6 (25%) 3 (25%)
 3 pm – n (% of total) 6 (25%) 3 (25%)
 Tuesday – n (% of total) 8 (33.33%) 4 (33.33%)
 Wednesday – n (% of total) 8 (33.33%) 4 (33.33%)
 Saturday – n (% of total) 8 (33.33%) 4 (33.33%)
 High precipitation – n (% of total) 5 (20.83%) 0 (0%)
Sample
 Female – n (% of total) 31 (47.69%) 30 (58.82%)
 White – n (% of total) 65 (100%) 50 (98.04%)
Primary outcome
 Overall count of people – n (median, IQR) 65 (2, 1.75) 51 (4, 2.5)
Secondary outcomes
 Walking behaviours – n (median, IQR) 64 (2, 1.75) 48 (4, 1.75)
 Vigorous behaviours – n (median, IQR) 1 (0, 0) 3 (0, 0.75)
Exploratory outcomes
 Connect behaviours – n (median, IQR) 24 (0.5, 2) 17 (1.5, 2)
 Take Notice behaviours – n (median, IQR) 5 (0, 0) 3 (0, 0.75)
 Sedentary behaviours – n (median, IQR) 4 (0, 0) 2 (0, 0)
  1. All values to two decimal places; IQR interquartile range