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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of The Shape Program participants with baseline and 12-month accelerometer data (n = 121)

From: The effect of a weight gain prevention intervention on moderate-vigorous physical activity among black women: the Shape Program

  Total (n = 121) Usual Care (n = 61) Intervention (n = 60)  
% n % n % n P value
Demographics
Age (mean years)a 36.12 5.43 35.62 5.76 36.62 5.07 .32
Education .997
 < high school (HS) diploma 10.08 12 10.00 6 10.17 6  
 HS diploma or GED 28.57 34 28.33 17 28.81 17  
 Some college or more 61.34 73 61.67 37 61.02 36  
Federal poverty level (FPL) .90
 Above FPL 37.29 44 35.59 21 38.89 23  
 Borderline/at FPL 32.20 38 32.20 19 32.20 19  
 Below FPL 30.51 36 32.20 19 28.81 17  
Marital/Partner status .51
 Currently married/partnered 29.91 35 32.76 19 27.12 16  
 Not married/partnered 70.09 82 67.24 39 72.88 43  
Number of children in household .20
 None 70.54 79 64.81 35 75.86 44  
 1 or more 29.46 33 35.19 19 24.14 14  
Employment status .26
 Employed (full or part time) 77.97 92 73.77 45 82.46 47  
 Not employed 22.03 26 26.23 16 17.53 10  
Health-related variables
 BMI (kg/m2)a 30.24 2.60 30.27 2.37 30.22 2.76 .92
 Perceived health status .45
  Good/Very Good/Excellent 61.67 74 58.55 35 65.00 39  
  Fair/Poor 38.33 46 41.67 25 35.00 21  
  1. Note:
  2. aMeans and standard deviations are presented (vs. % and n).2 = 150 min of moderate-vigorous PA/week