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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants by randomised group. Values are numbers (percentages) unless otherwise stated

From: Effectiveness of a walking programme to support adults with intellectual disabilities to increase physical activity: walk well cluster-randomised controlled trial

Variable Walk Well (54) Control (48)
N (%) N (%)
Female gender 25 (46.3 %) 20 (41.7 %)
Mean age (SD) 44.9 (13.5) 47.7 (12.3)
Intellectual disabilities   
Mild 37 (69.8 %) 21 (43.8 %)
Moderate 11 (20.8 %) 24 (50.0 %)
Severe 5 (9.43 %) 3 (6.3 %)
Type of support   
Lives independently 3 (5.5) 2 (4.2)
Family carer 29 (53.7) 23 (47.9)
Paid carer 22 (40.7) 23 (47.9)
SIMD quintile   
0–20 % most deprived 36 (66.7) 32 (66.7)
20–40 % 8 (14.8) 9 (18.8)
40–60 % 5 (9.3) 3 (6.3)
60–80 % 2 (3.7) 1 (1.9)
80–100 % least deprived 3 (5.6) 3 (6.3)
Diagnosis of epilepsy 3 (5.6 %) 7 (14.6 %)
Visual impairment 24 (44.4 %) 32 (66.7 %)
Hearing impairment 11 (20.4 %) 9 (18.8 %)
Mental ill-health 15 (27.8 %) 18 (37.5 %)
Problem behaviours 9 (20.0 %) 9 (19.2 %)
Weight status (BMI kg/m2)   
Normal weight (18.5–24.9) 7 (13.5 %) 10 (20.8 %)
Overweight (25–29.9) 16 (30.8 %) 8 (16.7 %)
Obesity (30–39.9) 22 (42.3 %) 22 (45.8 %)
Morbid obesity (>40.0) 7 (13.5 %) 8 (16.7 %)
  1. SD standard deviation, BMI body mass index, SIMD Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation