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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and pre intervention levels of risk factors by sex

From: Evaluation of a community-based participatory physical activity promotion project: effect on cardiovascular disease risk profiles of school employees

Mean ± SEM Women N = 159 Men N = 43 P*
Age (years) 45 ± .81 45 ± 1.8 0.9
Race (% W/AI/AA) 77/17/4 79/16/5 0.9
Body mass index (kg/m2) 29.2 ± .61 29.3 ± .72 0.9
Waist circumference (cm) 91.8 ± 1.4 99.8 ± 2.3 0.005
Body fat (%) 37.9 ± .71 27.0 ± 1.0 0.0001
Systolic BP (mm Hg) 122 ± 1.3 130 ± 2.4 0.007
Diastolic BP (mm Hg) 75 ± .9 80 ± 1.7 0.009
Heart rate (beats/min) 74 ± .9 73 ± 1.9 0.6
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 128 ± 6.9 144 ± 11.7 0.3
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 189 ± 2.7 207 ± 6.4 0.003
HDL-cholesterol (mg/dL) 57 ± 1.1 41 ± 1.6 0.0001
LDL-cholesterol (mg/dL) 107 ± 2.4 139 ± 5.9 0.0001
Glucose (mg/dL) 91 ± 1.8 91 ± 1.6 0.9
  1. Race: W = white, AI = American Indian, AA = African American
  2. * Test of between sex differences