Table 2

Descriptive data for outcome variables (N = 457) regarding what activities adolescents would like to try or do more often and with who, when and where adolescents would like to do more physical activity
Which of these activities or sports would you N Yes % Yes
like to try or do more often?
Team sports (e.g. rugby, netball) 229 50.1
Fitness classes (e.g. aerobics, pilates, yoga) 128 28.0
Racquet sports (e.g. badminton, squash) 192 42.0
Dance (e.g. hip hop, ballet, ballroom) 139 30.4
Martial arts (e.g. judo, karate, aikido) 94 20.6
Using a gym (e.g. treadmills, weights) 258 56.5
Other 78 17.1
None (I don’t want to do any more physical activities or sports) 47 10.3
Number of activities N %
0 47 10.3
1 63 13.8
2 135 29.5
3 114 25.0
4 75 16.4
5 17 3.7
6 4 0.9
7 2 0.4
≥1 410 89.7
Mean SD
Total number of activities 2.5 1.3
I would like to do more physical activities N agree % agree
or sports…
With (Co-participation)
With my friends 406 88.8
With my family 290 63.5
When (Timing)
During school 337 73.7
At weekends 346 75.7
After school 345 75.5
Where (Location)
At home/in the garden 320 70.0
At a local community centre 194 42.5
At a local park 290 63.5
In school grounds 291 63.7
At a gym/leisure centre 370 81.0

N Yes: number of participants answering yes to that question.

Number of activities: Number of separate yes responses to types of activities participants wanted to try or participate in more often.

Total number of activities: Mean (SD) of number of activities.

N agree: number of participants answering agree or strongly agree.

%: Percentage of sample responding yes or agreeing to questionnaire responses.

Corder et al.

Corder et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:718   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-718

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