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Table 3 Local authority pre-randomisation characteristics by arm

From: A cluster RCT and process evaluation of an implementation optimisation intervention to promote parental engagement enrolment and attendance in a childhood obesity prevention programme: results of the Optimising Family Engagement in HENRY (OFTEN) trial

  HENRY alone (n = 10) HENRY + optimisation intervention (n = 10) Total (n = 20)
Number of children’s centres 65 61 126
Proportion of children’s centres meeting the recruitment target of at least 8 parents per programme
 Mean (SD) 0.5 (0.3) 0.6 (0.3) 0.5 (0.3)
Proportion of children’s centres meeting the attendance target of at least 75% parents attending 5/8 sessions per programme
 Mean (SD) 0.5 (0.3) 0.5 (0.3) 0.5 (0.3)
Proportion of children’s centres running at least one HENRY programme in 2015
 Mean (SD) 0.7 (0.3) 0.8 (0.3) 0.7 (0.3)
Size of local authority
Less than the median number of children’s centres per local authority 5 (50.0%) 5 (50.0%) 10 (50.0%)
More than the median number of children’s centres per local authority 5 (50.0%) 5 (50.0%) 10 (50.0%)
Proportion of children’s centres in the most deprived quintile
 Mean (SD) 0.6 (0.4) 0.6 (0.3) 0.6 (0.3)
Proportion of children’s centres in the least deprived quintile
 Mean (SD) 0.0 (0.1) 0.0 (0.1) 0.0 (0.1)