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Table 2 Characteristics of study participants (n = 604)

From: Effects of a healthy food supply intervention in a military setting: positive changes in cereal, fat and sugar containing foods

   All Control group Intervention group
n % n % n %
Study group   604 100 242 40.1 362 59.9
Participation rate Number of men in units at T0* 2688 100 1430 53.2 1258 46.8
  Respondents at T0 1502 55.9‡ 645 42.9 857 57.1
  Respondents at T1 1634 60.8‡ 926 56.7 708 43.3
  Respondents at T2 947 35.2‡ 589 62.2 358 37.8
  Respondents at T0 + T1 + T2† 604 22.5‡ 242 40.1 362 59.9
Month of military arrival January 358 59.3 129 53.3 229 63.3
  July 246 40.7 113 46.7 133 36.7
Garrison Armoured Brigade 313 51.8 84 34.7 229 63.3
  Kainuu Brigade 291 48.2 158 65.3 133 36.7
Age 18 1 0.2 1 0.4   
  19 131 21.8 65 27.0 66 18.4
  20 452 75.3 170 70.5 282 78.6
  21 16 2.7 5 2.1 11 3.1
Marital status married or co-habiting 52 8.7 20 8.4 32 8.9
  single 545 91.1 217 91.6 328 90.9
  Widowed 1 0.2    1 0.3
Living status alone 56 9.3 24 10.0 32 8.9
  with spouse 42 7.0 16 6.7 26 7.2
  with parents 485 81.0 198 82.5 287 79.9
  other 16 2.7 2 0.8 14 3.9
  1. *T0 = beginning of military service.
  2. † 11 men in Control Group and 13 men in Intervention Group being aged 22 or over were excluded to have a homogenous age range.
  3. ‡Percentage calculated from number of men in units at T0.
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