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Table 1 Baseline characteristics, mean and standard deviation (SD)

From: Cost-effectiveness and cost-utility of a Web-based or print-delivered tailored intervention to promote physical activity among adults aged over fifty: an economic evaluation of the Active Plus intervention

  C (n=411) PB (n=439) PE (n=435) WB (n=423) WE (n=432) F χ2 P
Mean age (years)(SD) 64.2 (9.5) 63.1 (8.7) 64.0 (9.4) 61.8 (7.1) 60.8 (7.5) 12.05   0.00a
Gender (% men) 49.9 45.9 45.3 52.3 51.3   10.63 0.22
Education (% low) 50.3 43.5 47.3 46.1 47.8   4.04 0.40
Paid job (%) 42.8 40.1 43.9 36.8 40.2   5.14 0.27
Physical activity         
MET-hours PA/week (SD) 45.4 (40.0) 41.6 (37.7) 41.5 (32.1) 42.9 (38.9) 43.0 (40.7) 0.71   0.58
Minutes MVPA/week (SD) 806.7 (786.8) 741.3 (739.1) 711.7 (646.7) 684.8 (719.9) 733.4 (721.0) 1.63   0.16
Days with sufficient PA (SD) 3.8 (2.1) 4.0 (2.0) 3.9 (2.0) 4.3 (2.1) 4.0 (1.9) 4.95   0.00b
Mean utility (SD) 0.873 (0.180) 0.870 (0.166) 0.891 (0.150) 0.880 (0.163) 0.890 (0.158) 1.17   0.32
Mean health care costs (SD) 1012 (3751) 713 (1568) 625 (1532) 733 (1372) 686 (1907) 1.94   0.10c
Mean participant and family costs (SD) 272 (624) 352 (922) 274 (602) 405 (1060) 331 (1001) 1.78   0.13d
Mean productivity losses (SD) 220 (2547) 196 (1069) 199 (1009) 465 (2758) 309 (1694) 1.63   0.17
Mean societal costs (SD) 1683 (4993) 1254 (2315) 1083 (2001) 1583 (3406) 1290 (2876) 2.41   0.05c
  1. NB: all costs are expressed in Euro’s.
  2. aPost-hoc analysis revealed significant differences: C > WB; C > WE; PB > WE; PE > WB; PE > WE.
  3. bPost-hoc analysis revealed significant differences: C < WB; PE < WB.
  4. cBootstrap analysis revealed significant differences: C > PE.
  5. dBootstrap analysis revealed significant differences: C < WB; PE < WB.