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Table 5 Comparison of mean weekly recruitment (expressed for each month) between different types of intervention sessions

From: The effect a of community-based social marketing campaign on recruitment and retention of low-income groups into physical activity programmes - a controlled before-and-after study

  Gym session mean (SD) Line dancing mean (SD) Body tone mean (SD) Zumba mean (SD) Salsa mean (SD) F- values df p values
Oct 2010 15.00 (14.93) 19.0 (17.35) 14.5 (15.09) 19.75 (10.15) 14.75 (9.47) F = .135 4 .970
Nov 2010 1.40 (1.14) 1.20 (2.68) 2.25(2.22) 3.25 (2.99) 2.75 (1.50) F = .701 4 .602
Dec 2010 .50 (.71) 1.00 (1.41) 1.00 (1.00) 1.00 (1.00) 1.67 (.577) F = .490 4 .744
Jan 2011 4.00 (2.94) 1.67 (1.16) 3.33 (4.16) 5.33 (6.66) 3.00 (2.65) F = .364 4 .829
Feb 2011 1.50 (1.00) c 2.00 (1.83) f 1.75 (.96) h 7.50 (1.73) c, f, h, j 4.00 (1.41) j F = 12.415 4 <.001
Mar 2011 5.00 (2.16) c 1.80 (2.49) f 2.60 (2.30) h 13.40 (5.94) c, f, h, j 6.00 (3.74) j F = 7.808 4 .001
  1. Superscripts (a-j) indicate mean difference in Bonferroni comparisons (p < 0.05).
  2. a = Gym v Line Dancing, b = Gym v Body Tone, c = Gym v Zumba, d = Gym v Salsa, e = Line Dancing v Body Tone, f = Line Dancing v Zumba,
  3. g = Line Dancing v Salsa, h = Body Tone v Zumba, i = Body Tone v Salsa, j = Zumba v Salsa.