Table 2

Number of exercise groups, total attendances and reasons for non-attendance
Category Measure Total study participants Home populationsa
Residents (all) n 494 1,439
Residents eligible to attend groupsb n (%) 478 (97) 1,256 (87)
Number of groups delivered n 3,191 3,191
Number of groups availablec n 31,330 65,196
Total attendancesd n (%) 16,986 (54) 31,705 (49)
Average attendance n 5.3 9.94
Groups attended:
No groups n (%) 43 (9) 187 (15)
51 or moree n (%) 173 (36) 282 (22)
Reasons for non-attendance:
Out n (%) 372 (1) 1,449 (1)
In hospital n (%) 719 (2) 1,656 (3)
Unwell n (%) 1,670 (5) 3,167 (5)
Visitors n (%) 369 (1) 765 (1)
Unwilling n (%) 8,339 (27) 20,269 (31)
Other n (%) 2,865 (9) 6,185 (9)

aTotal home population including study participants and non-study participants.

bEligible residents are those assessed as able to participate in the group exercise session (by the physiotherapist).

cBased on the number of groups eligible residents could have attended.

dTotal number of person attendances at the available groups.

ePersons attending at least 51 groups (1 group per week or more during the lifetime of the trial).

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Ellard et al. BMC Medicine 2014 12:1   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-12-1

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