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Table 1 Selected baseline characteristics of the study participants

From: Associations of quality of life with physical activity, fruit and vegetable consumption, and physical inactivity in a free living, multiethnic population in Hawaii: a longitudinal study

Characteristics Total random sample
(N = 700)
QOL cohort
(N = 139)
Age (y), mean (SD) 47.0 (17.1) 55.3 (15.5)
BMI (kg/m2), mean (SD) 25.9 (5.6) 24.7 (4.7)
Education (y), mean (SD) 14.6 (2.8) 15.6 (2.9)
Median household income ($) 40-50,000 40-50,000
Gender, n (%)   
   Male 256 (36.6) 36 (25.9)
   Female 438 (62.6) 103 (74.1)
Ethnicity, n (%)   
   Caucasian 261 (37.3) 59 (42.4)
   Pacific islanders 155 (22.1) 20 (14.4)
   Asian 218 (31.1) 43 (30.9)
   Other 60 (8.6) 15 (10.8)
In excellent/very good/good/or fair health, n (%) 655 (95.0) 133 (95.7)
Physical activity (MET_hr/wk), mean (SD) 67.5 (66.2) 63.0 (59.2)
   P = 0.46*   
Fruit and vegetable (servings/d), mean (SD) 7.4 (6.5) 6.7 (4.2)
   P = 0.10*   
TV/video (hr/d), mean (SD) 2.5 (2.0) 2.3 (1.7)
   P = 0.18*   
  1. Note. QOL = quality of life; BMI = body mass index; MET = metabolic equivalent.
  2. * T-test was performed to examine the differences between the total random sample and QOL cohort in weekly physical activity levels, daily fruit and vegetable consumption, and daily hours of TV/video watching at baseline.