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Table 2 Descriptive characteristics of interviewees

From: Sporting programs aimed at inactive population groups in the Netherlands: factors influencing their long-term sustainability in the organized sports setting

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NSFs (n = 14) (n = 10) (n = 4)
Gender (n, %)
 Female 4 (40) 1 (25)
 Male 6 (60) 3 (75)
Age, mean + range (years) 43 (25–59) 50 (35–59)
Number of years employed with the NSF, mean + range (years) 14 (1/3–36) 13 (10–18)
Number of years involved in program, mean + range (years) 4 (1/4–9) 4 (2–9)
Function within NSF (n, %)
 Current program coordinator 8 (80) 0 (0)
 Former program coordinator 2 (20) 4 (100)
Size NSF (n, %)
 Medium (25.000–100.000 club members) 3 (30) 3 (75)
 Large (> 100.000 club members) 7 (70) 1 (25)
Sports clubs (n = 28) (n = 17) (n = 11)
Gender (n, %)
 Female 7 (41) 5 (45)
 Male 10 (59) 6 (55)
Age, mean + range (years) 56 (36–78) 59 (27–79)
Number of years employed with the sports club, mean + range (years) 11 (1/6–25) 24 (5–52)
Number of years involved in program, mean + range (years) 8 (2–15) 3 (1–8)
Function within sports club (n, %)a
 Trainer/coach 12 (71) 8 (73)
 Board member 4 (24) 0 (0)
 Chairperson 2 (12) 2 (18)
 Secretary 1 (6) 2 (18)
 Other 0 (0) 2 (18)
Size sports club (n, %)
 Small (≤ 100 club members) 3 (18) 1 (9)
 Medium (101–300 club members) 7 (41) 6 (55)
 Large (≥ 301 club members) 6 (35) 2 (18)
 Unknown 1 (6) 2 (18)
Region in the Netherlands (n, %)
 North 4 (24) 1 (9)
 East 6 (35) 2 (18)
 West 4 (24) 4 (36)
 South 3 (18) 4 (36)
  1. NSFs National Sports Federations
  2. aAn interviewee could have multiple functions within the sports club