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Table 3 Participant characteristics (at July 2018)

From: Sitting less at work: a qualitative study of barriers and enablers in organisations of different size and sector

Characteristic Small business Charity Local authority Large corporation Total
Total number of participants 6 15 14 5 40
Total number of focus groups 2 3 3 3 10
Number of participants in each focus group 3, 3 4, 5, 6 4, 4, 6 3, 2 40
Total number of senior management-level participants 3 5 4 0 12
Mean age 31 38 41 43 38
Female (n) 1 9 10 4 24
Ethnicity      
- White British (n) 6 14 11 5 36
- Other (n) 0 1 3 0 4
Highest educational attainment      
- Degree or equivalent (n) 0 8 8 2 18
- Higher education (n) 1 1 3 0 5
- A level or equivalent (n) 3 1 1 1 6
- GCSEs grade A*-C or equivalent (n) 1 3 1 1 6
- No qualifications (n) 0 0 0 0 0
- Other (n) 1 2 1 1 5
Full-time (n) 5 13 13 4 35
Self-report % workday sitting time      
- 0–25% (n) 0 0 0 0 0
- 25–50% (n) 0 1 0 0 1
- 50–75% (n) 1 3 8 0 12
- 75–100% (n) 5 11 6 5 27