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Table 2 Characteristics of interviewed key figures and mothers

From: A process evaluation: Does recruitment for an exercise program through ethnically specific channels and key figures contribute to its reach and receptivity in ethnic minority mothers?

  Ghanaian Antillean Surinamese
No. of key figures n = 4 n = 4 n = 6
Represented organizations    
Ethnically specific organizations/media 2 churches 2 women’s organizations 1 church 1 organization that used radio 4 women’s organizations: 3 also used radio, 1 also via church and schools
General audience-oriented channels   1 immigrant organization* 1 community project*
Intervention group 2 2 2
Control group 2 1 3
No. of mothers n = 20 n = 4 n = 8
Intervention group 14 4 3
Comparison group 6 - 5
Participants 13 3 4
Non-participants 7 1 4
Mean age 42 (25-50) 43 (33-53) 36 (25-50)
Migration background    
Generation: 1st 20 4 4
Mean age of migration (range) 24 (16-36) 26 (10-47) 12 (4-23)
Mean time since migration (range) 19 (11-25) 18 (6-23) 24 (17-33)
Missing age and time since migration - - 1
Dutch language proficiency    
Good/native 7 4 8
Poor/average 13 - -
Ethnic identity    
More Dutch 2 1 1
50/50 15 1 7
More Ghanaian/ Antillean/ Surinamese 3 2 -
Religion    
Regular church attendance (once/week) 17 3 3
Less-frequent church attendance/ not religious 1 1 3
Missing 2 - 2
Education    
Primary school 5 - -
Junior secondary school 5 2 -
Senior secondary school 5 - -
Senior secondary vocational education 5 2 6
Higher professional education /university - - 2
Employment    
Yes 14 2 7
No 6 2 1
  1. * These were the additional general audience-oriented organizations employed to reach more mothers to explain differences in reach and to enable studying research question 2, they are arranged in the Table by ethnicity of the organization leader (key figure).