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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

From: Does getting a dog increase recreational walking?

  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) - -