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Table 2 Participation in and experience of Football United (FUn group only)

From: “We wouldn’t of made friends if we didn’t come to Football United”:the impacts of a football program on young people’s peer, prosocial and cross-cultural relationships

Participation n %
Did not participate in previous year 13 20.6
Participated in FUn activities in previous year 50 79.4
Levels of participation for participating young people (n = 50) mean (sd) median*
Regularity of attendance per term† 0.62 (0.26) 0.66
Total participation over previous year 1.59 (0.90) 1.46
Experience n %
Feel better since coming to Football United   
  Same or worse 10 14.8
  A bit or much better 52 83.9
Football United help in other ways   
  Not at all or only a little 9 14.8
  Quite a lot or a great deal 52 85.2
  1. † calculated as the average (mean) proportion of activities in which the young people participated for each term in which they were registered as a FUn participant: potential range from any number greater than zero to one (1), where one (1) means the young people participated in every activity in the school term/s in which they were registered as a FUn participant.
  2. ‡ calculated as the total sum of the proportion of activities in which the young people participated for the duration of their participation in the study year: potential range from any number greater than zero to four (4), where four (4) means the young people participated in every activity in all four school terms.
  3. * Fifty (50) percentile cut point for determining lower and higher participation/attendance.