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Table 2 Complete questionnaire with results

From: Promoting workplace stair climbing: sometimes, not interfering is the best

Questions Options/categorical themes Int. % (n) Con. % (n) P
1.What is the main reason why you use/do not use the stairs at the workplace? Mentions exercise related reasons 45% (18) 50% (44) 0.60
Mentions health related reasons 12.5% (5) 6.8% (6) 0.28
Mentions efficiency related reasons 7.5% (3) 15.9% (14) 0.19
Mentions habit related reasons 25% (10) 20.5% (18) 0.56
Other reasons 2.5% (1) 2.3% (2) 0.93
No stairs: bad knees, don’t want to be out of breath 7.5% (3) 0% (0) 0.01
Maybe elevator: because carrying heavy objects 0% (0) 4.5% (4) 0.17
2.Did you notice the counters in the stairwell and the elevator entrance? Yes 79.5% (31) 35.5% (27) <0.001
3.Mention a way the counters influenced you, or why they did not influence you. Always take the stairs anyway 51.4% (19) 7.2% (5) <0.001
Increased awareness of stair use 5.4% (2) 1.4% (1) 0,24
Not influenced, no mention if stair user 8.1% (3) 31.9% (22) 0.006
Did not notice the counters 13.5% (5) 58% (40) <0.001
Always use elevator anyway 2.7% (1) 1.4% (1) 0.65
Was reminded of stair use 8.1% (3) 0% (0) 0.01
Negative reaction, spiteful, annoyed, skeptical 10.8% (4) 0% (0) 0.01
4.Did you notice the footprints and the stair riser banners? Both 76.9% (30)   
Only footprints 17.9% (7)   
Only stair riser banners 2.6% (1)   
No 2.6% (1)   
5.Mention a way the footprints and/or the stair riser banners influenced you, or mention why they did not influence you. Always take the stairs anyway 28.2% (11)   
Was influenced/felt pulled towards stairs 5.1% (2)   
Increased awareness of stair use 2.6% (1)   
Made stair walking a positive experience 20.5% (8)   
People felt “led” to the stairs by the footprints 10.3% (4)   
Thought they were fun/funny 10.3% (4)   
Created a basis for discussion in the workplace 7.7% (3)   
Not influenced, no mention if stair user 7.7% (3)   
Negative reaction, spiteful, annoyed, dislike 7.7% (3)   
6.Has your stair use outside the workplace… Increased 5.1% (2)   
Decreased 0% (0)   
Remained the same 87.2% (34)   
Do not know 7.7% (3)   
7.How many floors are you willing to climb by stairs before choosing the elevator? 1 2.6% (1) 0% (0) 0.15
2 0% (0) 1.3% (1) 0.48
3 7.9% (3) 1.3% (1) 0.07
4 10.5% (4) 23.4% (18) 0.10
5 26.3% (10) 23.4% (18) 0.72
6 13.2% (5) 19.5% (15) 0.40
7 7.9% (3) 3.9% (3) 0.98
8 5.3% (2) 7.8% (6) 0.61
More than 8 26.3% (10) 19.5% (15) 0.40
  1. Int Intervention, Con Control, N number of answers, % percentage of all answers