Table 2

Subject details pre-intervention for the three arms of the study.

Group

Pedometer

Active Controls


Subjects [n]

148

251

135

Age at enrolment mean [± SD] yr

36.6 [± 12.5]*

40.1 [± 12.6]

39.1 [± 12.0]

Males n [%]

42 [28.4%]

57 [22.7%]

39 [28.9%]

Total PA [min/wk] weighted

median [mean ± SD]

60 [71 ± 46]

70 [71 ± 47]

600 [706 ± 439]#

Total PA [min/wk] unweighted

median [mean ± SD]

60 [65 ± 42]

60 [65 ± 43]

405 [477 ± 270]#


PA = physical activity; weighted PA calculated by multiplying vigorous-intensity minutes × 2 [24]

SD = standard deviation

* = significantly lower than pedometer subjects (p < 0.05)

# = significantly greater than intervention subjects (p < 0.05).

Norton et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011 8:133   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-133

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