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Table 1 Correlates of exercise status at baseline

From: Predictors of vigorous exercise adoption and maintenance over four years in a community sample

   Exercisers < 3 X/wk at baseline N = 582 Exercisers > 3 X/wk at baseline N = 564
Gender Female 464 (79.7%) 453 (80.3%)
Age (years)   37.6 (SD = 6.3) 37.6 (SD = 7.2)
BMI (kg/m2)   28.1 (SD = 6.3) 26.2 (SD = 5.2)***
Employed Yes 474 (81.4%) 495 (87.8%)
Ethnicity White 500 (85.9%) 503 (89.1%)
Income group < 25 K 218 (37.5%) 190 (33.8%)
Marital Status Married 288 (49.5%) 266 (47.2%)
  Sep/Div/Wid 96 (16.5%) 96 (17.0%)
  Never Married 198 (34.0%) 202 (35.8%)
Education HS Degree or less 73 (12.54%) 70 (12.4%)
  Some college 235 (40.4%) 192 (34.0%)
  College degree or more 274 (47.1%) 302 (53.6%)
Smoking Yes 131 (22.5%) 80 (14.2%)***
TV hours/day   2.6 (SD = 2.5%) 2.1 (SD = 1.9%)
Social support family   2.7 (SD = 1.3) 2.9 (SD = 1.3)
Social support friend   2.6 (SD = 1.2) 3.0 (SD = 1.2)***
  1. *** denotes significant difference at the p < .001