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Table 1 Characteristics of businesses by business size

From: The role of business size in assessing the uptake of health promoting workplace initiatives in Australia

  Overall Small Medium Large
  n % (95 % CI) n % (95 % CI) n % (95 % CI) n % (95 % CI)
Occupational health and safety as a regular management meeting agenda item 193 88.5 (83.6–92.1) 27 65.9 (50.5–78.4)a 85 97.7b 81 92.0 (84.5–96.1)
Staff wellbeing as a regular management meeting agenda item 118 54.1 (47.5–60.6) 21 51.2 (36.5–65.7) 56 64.4 (53.9–73.6)a 41 46.6 (36.5–56.9)
Number of current health promoting strategies         
 None/not stated 45 20.6 (15.8–26.5) 21 51.2 (36.5–65.7)a 11 12.6 (7.2–21.2)a 11 12.5 (7.1–21.0)a
 1–2 current health promoting strategy 84 38.5 (32.3–45.1) 14 34.1 (21.6–49.5) 39 44.8 (34.8–55.3) 31 35.2 (26.1–45.6)
 3 or more current health promoting strategies 89 40.8 (34.5–47.5) 6 14.6 (6.9–28.4)a 37 42.5 (32.7–53.0) 46 52.3 (42.0–62.4)a
Do specific health promotion programs belong in the workplace?         
 Yes, they belong in the workplace 127 58.3 (51.6–64.6) 13 31.0 (19.1–46.0)a 49 55.7 (45.3–65.6) 65 73.9 (63.8–81.9)a
 No, they do not belong in workplace 19 8.7 (5.7–13.2) 8 19.0 (10.0–33.3)a 7 8.0 (3.9–15.5) 4 4.5b
 Don’t know/Undecided/Not applicable/Not stated 72 33.0 (27.1–39.5) 21 50.0 (35.5–64.5)a 32 36.4 (27.1–46.8) 19 21.6 (14.3–31.3)a
Overall 218 100.0 42 100.0 88 100.0 88 100.0
  1. aStatistically significantly different to other categories combined - χ2 test, p < 0.05
  2. bInsufficient numbers for statistical test