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Table 2 Structural Characteristics of CRUZA parishes by intervention condition, baseline (n = 31)

From: Dissemination of evidence-based cancer control interventions among Catholic faith-based organizations: results from the CRUZA randomized trial

  All parishes mean/% (SD) Capacity enhancement mean/% (SD) Standard dissemination mean/% (SD) p value* N (CE/SD)
Parish resources
 Size of congregation 854 (802) 1042 (899) 564 (538) 0.09a 17/11
 Size of Congregation (sm)b 85.7 % 82.4 % 90.9 % 0.53c 17/11
 Percent of congregation that is Latino 43.0 % 35.5 % 58.3 % 0.34 19/10
 Percent of congregation that volunteer 7.0 % 8.4 % 4.7 % 0.36 19/11
 Years of Spanish mass offered 20.0 (14.6) 21.6 (16.0) 16.7 (11.6) 0.34 20/10
Parish leadership and staff
 Number of full-time paid pastoral staff 6.2 (8.1) 7.5 (9.7) 3.9 (3.6) 0.24 19/11
 Number of full-time non-pastoral staff 7.6 (8.3) 8.9 (9.7) 5.4 (4.4) 0.17 20/11
 Percent of pastors with a graduate degree 83.3 % 84.2 % 81.8 % 0.87 19/11
Parish programming: health
 Hispanic Ministry (y) 77.4 % 80.0 % 72.7 % 0.64 20/11
 Organized Health Ministry (y) 22.6 % 25.0 % 18.2 % 0.66 20/11
 Offered health program in past year (y) 35.5 % 40.0 % 27.3 % 0.48 20/11
Existing Collaborations
 Partnership with hospitals or health centers 86.2 % 89.5 % 80.0 % 0.48 19/10
  1. aIndependent t tests; α = 0.05
  2. bCongregation size is based on a cut-off value that is either smaller or larger than 1500
  3. cChi-square test; α = 0.05
  4. *p-value compares Capacity Enhancement to Standard Dissemination conditions