Table 7

Characteristics of adherers at intervention (Fit and Fab) sessions (n = 38) and non-adherers (n = 27)
Characteristics Adherers at Fit and Fab sessions n (%) Non-adherers at Fit and Fab sessions n (%) χ2, df P value
Gender (n = 65)
Male 1 (2.6) 2 (7.4) .82, 1 .366
Female 37 (97.4) 25 (92.6)
Age (n = 63)
<18 years 0 (0.0) 0 (0) 11.3, 5 .046
18–24 years 2 (5.4) 2 (7.7)
25–34 years 7 (18.9) 9 (34.6)
35–44 years 14 (37.8) 4 (15.4)
45–54 years 2 (5.4) 7 (26.9)
55–64 years 7 (18.9) 3 (11.5)
65 years + 5 (13.5) 1 (3.8)
BMI (n = 59)
Underweight (<18.5) 2 (5.9) 0 (0.0) 5.1, 3 .166
Normal weight (18.5-24.9) 15 (44.1) 13 (52.0)
Overweight (25–29.9) 15 (44.1) 7 (28.0)
Obese (30+) 2 (5.9) 5 (20.0)
Ethnicity (n = 65)
White 28 (73.7) 17 (63.0) 1.9, 3 .597
Black/Afro-Caribbean 2 (5.3) 4 (14.8)
Asian 7 (18.4) 5 (18.5)
Other 1 (2.6) 1 (3.7)
Postcode (n = 65)
BS10 27 (71.1) 18 (66.7) .14, 1 .706
Non-BS10 11 (28.9) 9 (33.3)
Attendance duration (n = 65)
Less than 1 month 18 (47.4) 23 (85.2) 10.9, 2 .006
1–3 months 17 (44.7) 4 (14.8)
4–6 months 3 (7.9) 0 (0.0)
Attendance frequency (n = 65)
First time 6 (15.8) 10 (37.0) 5.6, 1 .060
Every week 32 (84.2) 16 (59.3)
Every other week 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Once a month 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Now and again 0 (0.0) 1 (3.7)
Attend with a friend (n = 63)
Yes 20 (52.6) 14 (56.0) .07, 1 .793
No 18 (47.4) 11 (44.0)

Withall et al.

Withall et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:836   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-836

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