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Table 2 Characteristics of participants at baseline

From: A physical activity coaching intervention can improve and maintain physical activity and health-related outcomes in adult ambulatory hospital patients: the Healthy4U-2 randomised controlled trial

Variable Total Intervention Control
  120 60 60
Age (years) 53 ± 8 54 ± 8 53 ± 7
Sex: female, n (%) 81 (68%) 40 (67%) 41 (68%)
Stature (cm) 166 ± 8 165 ± 9 167 ± 7
Weight (kg) 84.4 ± 9.4 84.5 ± 9.9 84.3 ± 9.1
BMI (kg/m2) 30.5 ± 4.3 31.0 ± 4.4 30.0 ± 4.2
MVPA (min/day) 14.5 ± 4.9 14.7 ± 5.2 14.3 ± 4.7
PA Self-efficacy 25 ± 4 24 ± 4 25 ± 4
Smoker, n (%) 12 (10%) 7 (10%) 5 (10%)
Obesity, n (%) 62 (52%) 30 (50%) 32 (53%)
Hypertension, n (%) 38 (32%) 20 (33%) 18 (30%)
OA/RA, n (%) 42 (35%) 22 (37%) 20 (33%)
Depression/anxiety, n (%) 25 (21%) 12 (20%) 13 (22%)
Employment status, n (%)
Full time 48 (40%) 25 (42%) 21 (35%)
Part time 39 (32%) 19 (32%) 22 (37%)
Unemployed 11 (10%) 5 (8%) 8 (13%)
Retired 22 (18%) 11 (18%) 9 (15%)
Education, n (%)
Year 10/11 3 (3%) 1 (2%) 2 (3%)
Year 12 31 (26%) 13 (22%) 17 (28%)
Cert I-IV 42 (35%) 24 (40%) 19 (32%)
Diploma 26 (21%) 14 (23%) 12 (20%)
Bachelor or higher 18 (15%) 8 (13%) 10 (17%)
  1. Group data expressed as means ± standard deviations. Figures in parentheses are proportions. BMI Body mass index; MVPA Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity; OA Osteoarthritis; RA Rheumatoid arthritis