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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, %)
 Female4 (40)1 (25)
 Male6 (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 coordinator8 (80)0 (0)
 Former program coordinator2 (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, %)
 Female7 (41)5 (45)
 Male10 (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/coach12 (71)8 (73)
 Board member4 (24)0 (0)
 Chairperson2 (12)2 (18)
 Secretary1 (6)2 (18)
 Other0 (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)
 Unknown1 (6)2 (18)
Region in the Netherlands (n, %)
 North4 (24)1 (9)
 East6 (35)2 (18)
 West4 (24)4 (36)
 South3 (18)4 (36)
  1. NSFs National Sports Federations
  2. aAn interviewee could have multiple functions within the sports club