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Table 1 Participant demographic, socio-environmental features and adherence by case

From: Older people’s adherence to community-based group exercise programmes: a multiple-case study

Variables Case 1 n = 14 Case 2 n = 5 Case 3 n = 8
Age, years, Median (IQR) 70.5 (10) 70 (5.5) 68.5 (4.5)
Gender, n (%)
 Male 3 (21) 1 (20) 1 (12.5)
 Female 11 (79) 4 (80) 7 (77.5)
BMI, n (%)
 Normal 10 (71.4) 0 4 (50.0)
 Overweight 3 (21.4) 3 (60) 3 (37.5)
 Obese 1 (7.2) 2 (40) 1 (12.5)
Current relationship status, n (%)
 Married 10 (71.4) 4 (80) 5 (62.5)
 Divorced 1 (7.2) 0 1 (12.5)
 Widowed 3 (21.4) 1 (20) 1 (12.5)
 Other: Lives with partner 0 0 1 (12.5)
 Neighbourhood socio-economic status (deprivation rank), Median (IQR) 29147 (11226) 26291 (10865.5) 11859 (7524)
Highest education level, n (%)
 Some secondary school 2 (14) 0 0
 Completed secondary school 6 (43) 3 (60) 3 (37.5)
 Trade / technical / vocational 6 (43) 2 (40) 3 (37.5)
 University 0 0 2 (25)
Current Employment, n (%)
 Full time 0 0 0
 Part time 1 (7) 0 0
 Retired 13 (93) 5 (100) 8 (100)
 Programme adherence rate 69.4% 71.0% 77.8%
 Individual participant adherence rate, Median (IQR) 74% (16.0) 91% (19.5). 73.5% (39.0).