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Table 7 Characteristics of adherers at intervention (Fit and Fab) sessions (n = 38) and non-adherers (n = 27)

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

Characteristics Adherers at Fit and Fab sessions n (%) Non-adherers at Fit and Fab sessions n (%) χ2, df P value
Gender (n = 65)     
Male 1 (2.6) 2 (7.4) .82, 1 .366
Female 37 (97.4) 25 (92.6)   
Age (n = 63)     
<18 years 0 (0.0) 0 (0) 11.3, 5 .046
18–24 years 2 (5.4) 2 (7.7)   
25–34 years 7 (18.9) 9 (34.6)   
35–44 years 14 (37.8) 4 (15.4)   
45–54 years 2 (5.4) 7 (26.9)   
55–64 years 7 (18.9) 3 (11.5)   
65 years + 5 (13.5) 1 (3.8)   
BMI (n = 59)     
Underweight (<18.5) 2 (5.9) 0 (0.0) 5.1, 3 .166
Normal weight (18.5-24.9) 15 (44.1) 13 (52.0)   
Overweight (25–29.9) 15 (44.1) 7 (28.0)   
Obese (30+) 2 (5.9) 5 (20.0)   
Ethnicity (n = 65)     
White 28 (73.7) 17 (63.0) 1.9, 3 .597
Black/Afro-Caribbean 2 (5.3) 4 (14.8)   
Asian 7 (18.4) 5 (18.5)   
Other 1 (2.6) 1 (3.7)   
Postcode (n = 65)     
BS10 27 (71.1) 18 (66.7) .14, 1 .706
Non-BS10 11 (28.9) 9 (33.3)   
Attendance duration (n = 65)     
Less than 1 month 18 (47.4) 23 (85.2) 10.9, 2 .006
1–3 months 17 (44.7) 4 (14.8)   
4–6 months 3 (7.9) 0 (0.0)   
Attendance frequency (n = 65)     
First time 6 (15.8) 10 (37.0) 5.6, 1 .060
Every week 32 (84.2) 16 (59.3)   
Every other week 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)   
Once a month 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)   
Now and again 0 (0.0) 1 (3.7)   
Attend with a friend (n = 63)     
Yes 20 (52.6) 14 (56.0) .07, 1 .793
No 18 (47.4) 11 (44.0)