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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the participants in the intervention (INT) and usual care (UC) group

From: Is intensive counseling in maternity care feasible and effective in promoting physical activity among women at risk for gestational diabetes? Secondary analysis of a cluster randomized NELLI study in Finland

  INT UC
  (N = 219) (N = 180)
Age in years, mean (SD) 29.5 (4.77) 30.0 (4.68)
Primiparous - N (%) 103 (47.0) 73 (40.6)
Body mass index (BMI, kg/m2) before pregnancy, mean (SD)1) 26.3 (4.9) 26.4 (4.3)
 Range of BMI before pregnancy2) 17.0 - 48.5 17.2 - 37.8
Education   
 Academic, N (%) 58 (26.8) 36 (20.6)
 Polytechnic, N (%) 85 (39.4) 80 (45.7)
 Basic or secondary school, N (%) 73 (33.8) 59 (33.7)
Working fulltime, N (%) 147 (67.1) 104 (57.8)
Smoking before and/during pregnancy, N (%)3) 44 (20.9) 45 (26.2)
  1. 1) Based on pre-pregnant weight and height self-reported in the baseline questionnaire.
  2. 2) Outliers of 48.5 and 40.4 excluded from the statistical analysis.
  3. 3) Information missing N = 16.