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Table 1 Baseline demographic and leisure-time characteristics of participants, mean ± SD

From: Can sedentary behavior be made more active? A randomized pilot study of TV commercial stepping versus walking

  All participants (n = 58) TV commercial step (n = 29) 30-min walk (n = 29)
Sex 12 M/46 F 5 M/24 F 7 M/22 F
Age (years) 52.0 ± 8.6 53.8 ± 6.8 50.2 ± 9.8
Height (cm) 167.1 ± 7.9 166.0 ± 8.0 168.2 ± 7.8
Weight (kg) 93.8 ± 16.1 94.3 ± 17.5 93.3 ± 14.9
BMI (kg/m2) 33.5 ± 4.8 34.2 ± 5.5 32.8 ± 3.9
Percent fat (%) 41.8 ± 6.6 42.4 ± 6.9 41.3 ± 6.3
Waist circum. (cm) 103.8 ± 11.2 105.4 ± 13.6 102.3 ± 8.1
Hip circum. (cm) 120.3 ± 11.1 121.6 ± 12.3 118.9 ± 9.7
PA (steps/day Omron) 4760 ± 1443 4611 ± 1553 4909 ± 1335
TV viewing (hr/day) 4.2 ± 1.8 4.2 ± 1.5 4.1 ± 2.0
  1. Circum. = circumference, F = female, M = male, PA = physical activity. There were no significant group differences.