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Table 2 Quantitative sample characteristics (at baseline, 6 months and 12 months)

From: Evaluation of Get Healthy at Work, a state-wide workplace health promotion program in Australia

Variable Baseline (T1) 6 months (T2) 12 months (T3)
GHaW Control GHaW Control GHaW Control
Total sample (n) 241 403 94 295 56 227
Workplace health program (WHP)a GHaW
Other WHP
No WHP/ unsure
n/a
82 (34.0)
159 (66.0)
n/a
122 (30.3)
281 (69.7)
64 (68.1)
10 (10.6)
20 (21.3)
21 (7.1)
32 (10.9)
242 (82.0)
29 (51.8)
8 (14.3)
19 (33.9)
26 (11.5)
23 (10.1)
178 (78.4)
Business Size Small < 20
Medium (20–199)
Large (200+)
75 (31.4)
120 (50.2)
44 (18.4)
201 (49.9)
124 (30.8)
78 (19.4)
27 (29.4)
48 (52.2)
17 (18.5)
148 (54.0)
85 (31.0)
41 (15.0)
19 (34.5)
28 (50.9)
8 (14.6)
110 (54.7)
65 (32.3)
26 (12.9)
Industry
Finance, insurance, scientific, technical
Public admin, safety, media & comms, admin support, real estate Education, healthcare, social, arts, recreation
Transport, postal, warehouse, wholesale
Accommodation, food service, retail
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, manufacture, construction
Mining, electricity, gas, water & waste
Other services
  34 (13.9)
28 (11.5)
55 (22.5)
36 (14.8)
47 (19.3)
33 (13.5)
4 (1.6)
7 (2.9)
74 (18.4)
59 (14.6)
96 (23.8)
28 (7.0)
63 (15.6)
61 (15.1)
9 (2.2)
13 (3.2)
5 (5.4)
13 (14.1)
25 (27.2)
16 (17.4)
19 (20.7)
10 (10.9)
1 (1.1)
3 (3.3)
48 (17.5)
338 (13.9)
62 (22.6)
18 (6.6)
46 (16.8)
48 (17.5)
4 (1.5)
10 (3.7)
7(12.7)
10 (18.2)
15 (27.3)
5 (9.1)
10 (18.2)
6 (10.9)
1 (1.8)
1 (1.8)
39 (19.4)
31 (15.4)
42 (20.9)
11 (5.5)
33 (16.4)
32 (15.9)
5 (2.5)
8 (4.0)
Stage within the GHaW programb Not started
Stage 1–3
Stage 4–7
241 (100) n/a 33 (35.1)
28 (29.8)
33 (35.1)
n/a 29 (51.8)
6 (10.7)
21 (37.5)
n/a
Work culture
People at my workplace are generally very healthy Agreec 89 (36.9) 256 (63.5) 44 (50.6) 179 (65.3) 28 (52.8) 131 (65.2)
People at my workplace rarely take sick days Agree 89 (36.9) 241 (59.8) 36 (41.4) 174 (63.5) 25 (47.2) 131 (65.2)
My workplace promotes healthy behaviours Agree 127 (52.9) 249 (61.8) 63 (72.4) 166 (60.6) 42 (80.8) 129 (64.2)
My workplace culture is open to change Agree 182 (75.8) 287 (71.2) 65 (74.7) 182 (66.4) 41 (77.4) 146 (72.6)
People at my workplace are willing to participate in WHP activities Agree 156 (64.7) 203 (50.4) 62 (71.3) 132 (48.2) 32 (60.4) 110 (54.7)
Most people at my workplace could take time out of the work day to participate in a group-based program Agree 86 (35.8) 155 (38.5) 35 (40.2) 102 (37.2) 19 (35.9) 69 (34.3)
  1. aThose who indicated GHaW WHP are removed from the comparison group frequencies for all other variables at 6 months and 12 months
  2. bStage 1–3 include signing a commitment to the program, completing a workplace review and conducting the brief health check. Stages 4–7 include developing an action plan, implementing the plan, monitoring the plan or starting to implement another WHP priority area
  3. c n(%) agree vs disagree/unsure