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Table 3 Frequencies of responses on importance of salience of recruitment methods

From: Designing a physical activity parenting course: Parental views on recruitment, content and delivery

  Always pay attention Often pay attention Rarely pay attention Never pay attention
  N % N % N % N %
School – letter home 686 91.5 57 7.6 3 0.4 4 0.5
School – information on a board 84 11.2 342 45.6 289 38.5 35 4.7
Someone at school (i.e. teacher or assistant) 250 33.3 386 51.5 105 14.0 9 1.2
Posters/flyers in local places (i.e. church hall, sport centre) 73 9.7 389 51.9 272 36.3 16 2.1
Health professional (i.e. nurse, community worker) 112 14.9 291 38.8 283 37.7 64 8.5
Advert/feature in local paper 88 11.7 371 49.5 254 33.9 37 4.9
Word of mouth 268 35.7 436 58.1 41 5.5 5 0.7