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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of study participants by engagement group, and Canadians in general

From: Commercial app use linked with sustained physical activity in two Canadian provinces: a 12-month quasi-experimental study

 Limited (< 12 weeks)Occasional (12–23 weeks)Regular (24–51 weeks)Committed (52 weeks)TotalCanadian Population
Sample size8349725915,557794839,11335,151,728
Age, years (mean, SD)33.2 (11.9)33.0 (11.4)33.7 (11.4)35.0 (11.6)33.7 (11.6)40.6 (median)
Gender, (% female)65.866.867.263.166.050.4
Province, (% BC)69.369.774.276.872.813.2
Median Personal Income, (mean, SD; thousand CAD/year)29,560 (3880)29,519 (3936)29,452 (4019)29,597 (4130)29,517 (3998)35,680
Steps per day, baseline mean, (SD)5349 (2657)5443 (2693)5433 (2642)6136 (2907)5560 (2726)8965a
  1. Note. SD standard deviation, CAD Canadian a Colley et al. 2011 [37]
  2. BC British Columbia