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Table 3 Baseline socio-demographic and physical activity related characteristics of participants by inclusion to study.

From: The "Romsås in Motion" community intervention: program exposure and psychosocial mediated relationships to change in stages of change in physical activity

  Included* Not included p
  n = 603 n = 486  
  M (SD) M (SD)  
Socio-demographic and anthropometric characteristics    
Age (years) 49.4 (9.9) 45.8 (10.3) .000
Women (%) 57.5 55.8 .555
Non-Western (%) 8.8 27.2 .000
Education (years) 12.0 (3.6) 11.4 (3.8) .006
Full-time employment (%) 63.1 59.0 .167
Disability pension (%) 18.5 19.3 .756
BMI (kg/m2) 27.1 (4.7) 27.0 (5.1) .712
Stages of physical activity behaviour change (%)    
   Precontemplation 17.2 18.9  
   Contemplation 19.4 19.3  
   Preparation 25.7 26.5  
   Action 5.6 5.3  
   Maintenance 32.0 29.8 .918
Psychosocial variables    
Social support, family 2.0 (0.8) 2.1 (0.9) .308
Social support, friends 2.0 (0.8) 2.0 (0.8) .306
Self-efficacy, psychological barriers 4.4 (1.7) 4.4 (1.8) .774
Self-efficacy, practical barriers 3.6 (1.4) 3.7 (1.4) .154
Attitude, evaluative 6.2 (1.2) 6.2 (1.2) .649
Attitude, affective 5.3 (1.5) 5.3 (1.5) .645
Perceived behavioural control 4.7 (1.6) 4.6 (1.6) .407
Identity 3.2 (1.2) 3.3 (1.2) .880
  1. *Providing baseline and follow-up data on outcome variables, and answering the process evaluation questionnaire.
  2. BMI, body mass index.
  3. Social support and Identity range from 1 to 5; Self-efficacy, Attitude, and Perceived behavioural control range from 1 to 7. Higher scores indicate a greater psychosocial readiness for physical activity.