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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics for level 2 variables and their origin (n = 288 in 2004 and 287 in 2005)

From: Individual and setting level predictors of the implementation of a skin cancer prevention program: a multilevel analysis

Variable 2004 2005
  % (n) % (n)
Pool characteristics   
   North latitude (North or South) 54.90 (158) 48.10 (138)
   Urban location (urban or suburban/rural) 37.20 (107) 43.90 (126)
   Size of community served   
Less than 50,000 31.60 (91) 26.50 (76)
50,000 to 99,999 24.70(71) 26.50 (76)
100,000 to 299,999 18.80 (54) 16.00 (46)
300,000 or more 25.00 (72) 31.00 (89)
   Weekly pool visitors (2,000 or more) 28.10 (81) 27.50 (79)
   Pool Manager tenure   
1 year or less 30.90 (89) 35.50 (102)
2 to 4 years 38.50 (111) 34.10 (98)
5 or more years 30.60 (88) 30.30 (87)
  mean (SD) mean (SD)
   Sun safety and/or skin cancer prevention programs (1 to 4)* 2.82 (0.83) 2.80 (0.83)
   Sun safety environments and policies (1 to 4)* 2.96 (0.74) 3.22 (0.60)
   Sun safety and/or skin cancer prevention programs (1 to 4)* 2.82 (0.83) 2.80 (0.83)
Treatment group   
   Enhanced treatment group (Enhanced or Basic) (%) 51.40 (148) 48.80 (140)
  1. * Possible score range for variable indicated in parenthesis