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Table 1 Anthropometric, lifestyle and work related characteristics at baseline of the whole and the target population.

From: Diet, physical exercise and cognitive behavioral training as a combined workplace based intervention to reduce body weight and increase physical capacity in health care workers - a randomized controlled trial

   Whole population (n = 144) Target population (n = 98)
   Intervention
group
(n = 76)
Reference
group
(n = 68)
P-
values
Intervention
group
(n = 54)
Reference group (n = 44) P-
values
Sex
(females)
N
%
75
98.7
64
94.1
0.189 54
100
44
100
1.000
Education (health
(care worker)
N
%
58
80.6
49
74.2
0.302 41
77.4
35
79.5
0.497
Current smoking N
%
21
32.8
18
32.7
0.430 18
35.3
9
26.5
0.244
Age
(years)
Mean
SD
44,8
9.5
46.4
9.5
0.314 45.7
8.7
46.0
8.6
0.893
Job Seniority
(months)
Mean
SD
176.0
105.2
158.7
122.4
0.418 188.8
105.1
152.0
120.9
0.146
Working hours
(hours/week)
Mean
SD
32.3
3.5
32.0
4.1
0.708 32.1
3.4
32.3
3.4
0.744
Height
(cm)
Mean
SD
166.0
5.9
165.5
6.9
0.649 166.2
5.8
165.1
6.7
0.410
Weight
(kg)
Mean
SD
78.3
17.3
76.3
16.3
0.499 84.3
16.0
83.0
14.4
0.660
Body mass index
(kg/m2)
Mean
SD
28.4
6.0
27,8
5.6
0.558 30.5
5.4
30.4
4.9
0.898
Fat percentage
(%)
Mean
SD
37.5
7.9
36.0
8.6
0.274 40.9
5.8
40.5
5.7
0.744
Waist circum-ference (cm) Mean
SD
94.8
15.0
94.3
15.2
0.856 99.7
13.7
101.6
12.4
0.492
Systolic blood
pressure (mmHg)
Mean
SD
132.1
18.6
127.0
13.4
0.077 134.1
19.3
129.3
11.9
0.162
Diastolic blood
pressure (mmHg)
Mean
SD
83.7
10.7
80.1
9.1
0.042* 85.1
10.8
81.7
8.3
0.108
  1. Because of some missing data, the number of responders on the different measures varied from 53-76 of the whole population and 34-54 of the target group.
  2. Where N is displayed, percentages are based on the number of responses.