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Table 4 Teacher characteristics by experimental group

From: Economic evaluation of a multi-strategy intervention that improves school-based physical activity policy implementation

Characteristic Control Intervention
Baseline 12-months Baseline 12-months
School type teaching at N = 179 N = 180 N = 221 N = 223
• Catholic/independent 62 (35%) 72 (40%) 66 (30%) 67 (30%)
• Government 117 (65%) 108 (60%) 155 (70%) 156 (70%)
Age of class teacher N = 173 N = 158 N = 202 N = 197
• Mean (SD) 38.0 (11.1) 38.3 (11) 40.0 (11) 39.8 (11)
Sex N = 174 N = 175 N = 210 N = 219
• Female–n (%) 148 (85%) 149 (85%) 183 (87%) 189 (86%)
Job share N = 173 N = 168 N = 209 N = 211
• Yes–n (%) 53 (31%) 48 (29%) 48 (22%) 49 (23%)
Employment status N = 172 N = 170 N = 209 N = 209
• Permanent full-time 104 (60%) 88 (52%) 113 (54%) 111 (53%)
• Temporary full-time 50 (29%) 62 (36%) 71 (34%) 67 (32%)
• Permanent part-time 7 (4%) 11 (6%) 14 (7%) 15 (7%)
• Temporary part-time 6 (3%) 5 (3%) 8 (4%) 13 (6%)
• Casual 5 (3%) 4 (2%) 3 (1%) 3 (1%)
Number of years teaching N = 172 N = 167 N = 209 N = 207
• Mean (SD) 13.0 (11) 12.5 (10) 14.6 (10) 13.8 (10)
Specialist PDHPE teacher N = 173 N = 168 N = 211 N = 210
• Yes–n (%) 3 (2%) 0 (0%) 2 (1%) 6 (3%)