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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of participating workplaces (n = 87)

From: Evaluation of an intervention to promote walking during the commute to work: a cluster randomised controlled trial

  Intervention (n = 44) Control (n = 43)
n (%) n (%)
Location
 Swansea (including Newport and Neath Port Talbot) 13 (30%) 13 (30%)
 Bath (including Swindon) 8 (18%) 6 (14%)
 Bristol (including South Gloucestershire) 23 (52%) 24 (56%)
Size of business
 Micro (5–9 employees) 4 (9%) 6 (14%)
 Small (10–49 employees) 21 (48%) 14 (33%)
 Medium (50–250 employees) 9 (20%) 13 (30%)
 Large (250+ employees) 10 (23%) 10 (23%)
Most often used method of travel to work by employees
 Car or motorised transport 32 (73%) 31 (72%)
 Public transport 1 (2%) 1 (2%)
 Walk or cycle 1 (2%) 0 (0%)
 Unknown 10 (23%) 11 (26%)
Proportion of employees that walk or cycle all the way to work
 None or hardly any 13 (30%) 12 (28%)
 Less than half 23 (52%) 21 (49%)
 Most 1 (2%) 0 (0%)
 All 1 (2%) 0 (0%)
 Unknown 6 (14%) 10 (23%)
UK Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Categories 2007
 C: Manufacturing 4 (9%) 2 (5%)
 D: Electricity, gas, steam & air conditioning supply 0 (0%) 1 (2%)
 F: Construction 1 (2%) 0 (0%)
 G: Wholesale & retail trade; repair of motor vehicles & motor cycles 4 (9%) 2 (5%)
 H: Transport & storage 0 (0%) 1 (2%)
 K: Financial & insurance activities 2 (5%) 2 (5%)
 M: Professional, scientific & technical activities 10 (23%) 11 (26%)
 N: Administrative & support service activities 5 (11%) 3 (7%)
 O: Public administration & defence; compulsory social security 4 (9%) 4 (9%)
 P: Education 5 (11%) 6 (14%)
 Q: Human health & social work activities 6 (14%) 5 (12%)
 R: Arts, entertainment & recreation 1 (2%) 4 (9%)
 S: Other service activities 2 (5%) 2 (5%)