Table 4

Baseline mean minutes of physical activity and change in mean minutes of physical activity for non-owners at baseline by dog ownership status at one year follow-up

New dog owners: Mean minutes (SEM)

Continuing non-owners: Mean minutes (SEM)

p value


Baseline physical activity

278.37 (35.25)

251.37 (11.94)

0.447

Baseline walking

89.56 (12.16)

117.83 (5.95)

0.039

Baseline walking for recreation in neighborhood

44.87 (8.01)

58.16 (3.72)

0.216

Change in physical activity

32.44 (28.04)

2.75 (11.03)

0.357

Change in walking

38.00 (15.30)

-4.75 (6.35)

0.021

Change in walking for recreation in neighborhood

48.00 (10.17)

12.13 (4.63)

0.007

Walking with dog in neighborhood

130.35 (13.71)

-

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Cutt et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:17   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-5-17

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