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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of Participants and members at the fitness centers who have been continuous members for at least two years

From: Long-term members’ use of fitness centers: a qualitative study

Characteristics Participants N (%) All similar members at fitness center chain %*
Gender
 - Female 11/53% 59%
 - Male 10/47% 41%
Age
 - 20–29 6/28.5% 26%
 - 30–49 9/43% 45%
 - 50–71 6/28.5% 22%
Duration of membership
 - 2–5 years 9/43% Median: 2–5 years
 - 6–10 years 8/38%
 - > 10 years 4/19%
Number of visits last two years
 - < 9 visits 1/5% 9%
 - 10–49 visits 8/38% 35%
 - 50–100 visits 8/38% 24%
 - > 100 visits 4/18% 32%
Highest level of education
 - Primary school / Lower secondary school 1  
 - Upper secondary school 5  
 - Some college / university courses 4  
 - Bachelor’s degree 11  
 - Graduate degree or Advanced degree 2  
Employment status
 - Student (university) full time 1  
 - Student and working part time 4  
 - Working part time 4  
 - Working full time 8  
 - Receiving disability benefits or other auxiliary benefits 2  
 - Retirement pension 1  
  1. * All paying members from November 2014 to November 2016 at 3 T-Fitness Center