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Table 4 Pre and post intervention differences in risk factors.

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

Mean ± SEM Pre intervention Post intervention P-value Cohen's d
Total Cholesterol (mg/dL)     
   All 193 ± 2.6 181 ± 2.3 < 0.0001 0.4
   Women 189 ± 2.7 178 ± 2.5 < 0.0001 0.4
   Men 213 ± 6.7 191 ± 5.1 < 0.0001 0.6
HDL-Cholesterol (mg/dL)     
   All 54 ± 1.1 47 ± 1.0 < 0.0001 0.5
   Women 57 ± 1.2 49 ± 1.0 < 0.0001 0.6
   Men 42 ± 1.5 35 ± 1.4 < 0.0001 0.8
LDL-Cholesterol (mg/dL)     
   All 114 ± 2.5 109 ± 2.1 0.01 0.2
   Women 107 ± 2.4 104 ± 2.3 0.1 0.1
   Men 143 ± 6.3 130 ± 4.5 0.02 0.4
Triglyceride (mg/dL)     
   All 130 ± 6.3 132 ± 5.4 0.8 0.03
   Women 127 ± 7.1 128 ± 5.6 0.9 0.01
   Men 145 ± 13.0 149 ± 15.1 0.7 0.1
Glucose (mg/dL)     
   All 91 ± 1.6 91 ± 1.2 0.8 0.0
   Women 91 ± 1.9 91 ± 1.4 1.0 0.0
   Men 90 ± 1.7 92 ± 2.5 0.5 0.2
Systolic BP (mmHg)     
   All 124 ± 1.2 121 ± 1.1 0.004 0.2
   Women 122 ± 1.4 119 ± 1.3 0.001 0.2
   Men 129 ± 2.7 130 ± 1.6 0.02 0.07
Diastolic BP (mmHg)     
   All 76 ± 0.81 76 ± 0.75 0.7 0.0
   Women 75 ± 0.88 75 ± 0.82 0.6 0.0
   Men 80 ± 1.9 80 ± 1.7 0.7 0.0
Body mass index (kg/m2)     
   All 29 ± 0.53 29 ± 0.55 0.3 0.0
   Women 29 ± 0.63 29 ± 0.66 0.4 0.0
   Men 29 ± 0.75 29 ± 0.76 0.1  
Waist circumference (cm)     
   All 93 ± 1.3 93 ± 1.3 0.2 0.0
   Women 92 ± 1.4 90 ± 1.4 0.01 0.0
   Men 100 ± 2.6 101 ± 2.1 0.4 0.0