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Table 1 Baseline characteristics by age group

From: The effectiveness of a web 2.0 physical activity intervention in older adults – a randomised controlled trial

  Total (N = 504) Younger (n = 299) Older (n = 205)
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
Gender
 Male 176 (34.9) 91 (30.4) 85 (41.5)
 Female 328 (65.1) 208 (69.6) 120 (58.5)
Education
 Higher 171 (33.9) 119 (39.8) 52 (25.4)
 Trade/diploma 193 (38.3) 114 (38.1) 79 (38.5)
 School 140 (27.8) 66 (22.1) 74 (36.1)
Employment
 Full time 234 (46.4) 168 (56.2) 66 (32.2)
 Part time 111 (22.0) 73 (24.4) 38 (18.5)
 Other 159 (31.5) 58 (19.4) 101 (49.3)
Occupationa
 Professional 159 (31.5) 116 (48.1) 43 (41.3)
 White collar 102 (20.2) 70 (29.0) 32 (30.8)
 Blue collar 31 (6.2) 24 (10.0) 7 (6.7)
 Other 53 (10.5) 31 (12.9) 22 (21.2)
Income (AUD)b
  < $1000 140 (27.8) 119 (39.8) 82 (50.3)
 $1000–$1999 146 (29.0) 114 (38.1) 46 (28.2)
 $2000+ 150 (29.8) 66 (22.1) 35 (21.5)
BMI
 Under/normal 122 (24.2) 80 (26.8) 42 (20.5)
 Overweight 179 (35.5) 95 (31.8) 84 (41.0)
 Obese 203 (40.3) 124 (41.5) 79 (38.5)
  M (SD) M (SD) M (SD)
Internet self-efficacy 5.1 (1.5) 5.6 (1.3) 4.4 (1.6)
Age 50.8 (13.1) 42.0 (8.8) 63.5 (5.4)
Daily Steps 7248 (2424) 7499 (2425) 6893 (2384)
Daily MVPA (mins) 24.0 (18.3) 26.7 (1.2) 20.1 (16.2)
  1. aMissing n = 159, as only employed participants were asked this question bMissing n = 68, as some participants chose not to disclose their income