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Table 1 Baseline socio-demographic and behavioural characteristics of study participants

From: Diabetes NetPLAY: A physical activity website and linked email counselling randomized intervention for individuals with type 2 diabetes

Variable Control (N = 24)
Baseline
M (SD)
Intervention (N = 25)
Baseline
M (SD)
t p
Current Age 54.5 (10.8) 53.7 (9.8) -0.3 0.805
Age when diagnosed 47.5 (11.0) 46.5 (10.0) -0.3 0.746
Time (in months) living with diabetes 86.6 (90.8) 86.9 (100.8) 0.0 0.992
BMI 31.1 (5.6) 36.6 (9.1) 2.5 0.016
MET Minutes (per/wk) 501 (582.0) 483 (620.0) -0.1 0.987
Unweighted Minutes (per/wk) 111 (123.0) 105 (140.0) -0.2 0.769
RT minutes (per/wk) 8 (23.0) 32 (62.0) 1.3 0.080
Disability 2.2 (1.5) 2.8 (1.9) 1.1 0.261
  n (%) n (%) χ2  
Marital Status     
   Partner 20 (83.3%) 13 (52.0%) 4.14 0.04
   No Partner 4 (16.7%) 12 (48.0%)   
Residence     
   City 20 (83.3%) 16 (64.0%) 1.46 0.23
   Not city 4 (16.7%) 9 (36.0%)   
Education     
   No degree completed 5 (21.7%) 9 (36.0%) 0.59 0.44
   Degree completed 18 (78.3%) 16 (36.0%)   
Gross Family Income     
   < $20,000–$59,000 7 (30.4%) 12 (48.0%) 0.90 0.34
   $60,000 – < $100,000 16 (69.6%) 13 (52.0%)   
Employment status     
   Not employed 7 (29.2%) 9 (37.5%) 0.09 0.76
   Employed 17 (70.8%) 15 (62.5%)   
Computer usage     
   Less than once/week 10 (66.7%) 5 (33.3%) 0.60 0.44
   More than once/week 9 (47.4%) 10 (52.6%)   
Computer usage     
   Less than 20 hrs/month 18 (64.3%) 10 (35.7%) 4.78 0.03
   More than 20 hrs/month 6 (28.6%) 15 (71.4%)