Table 2

Summary of samples characteristics
Characteristics SamplesK(%)
Sample size
< 100 13 (18.0)
100-300 38 (52.8)
300-500 12 (16.7)
≥ 500 9 (12.5)
Gender
Women only 11 (15.3)
Men only 1 (1.4)
Men and Women – Combined 46 (63.9)
Men and Women – Separately 14 (19.4)
Location
Western countries 70 (97.2)
Non-western countries 2 (2.8)
Mean age, years
≤24 21 (29.2)
25-44 28 (38.8)
45-64 22 (30.6)
≥ 65 1 (1.4)
Design
Cross-Sectional 45 (62.5)
Longitudinal – Observational 16 (22.2)
Longitudinal – Experimental 9 (12.5)
Mixed Method 2 (2.8)
Exercise Data Collection
Self-reported Exercise 56 (77.8)
Exercise Stages of Change 13 (18.1)
Accelerometry/pedometry 4 (5.6)
Other* 6 (8.3)
Total K 72

Note: *Exercise relapses, weekly attendance, exercise adherence (home; clinical), exercise dropout.

Teixeira et al.

Teixeira et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2012 9:78   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-9-78

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