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Table 5 Baseline characteristics

From: Mindful "Vitality in Practice": an intervention to improve the work engagement and energy balance among workers; the development and design of the randomised controlled trial

  Intervention group
(n = 129)
Control group
(n = 128)
Demographics   
Gender, Female % 63.56 71.09
Marital status: Married or significant other, % 81.39 73.43
Education: Highly educated*, % 76.74 85.93
Age, years, m ± sd 46.0 ± 9.4 45.1 ± 9.6
Prognostic factor   
Need for cognition, m ± sd 3.67 ± 0.51 3.75 ± 0.59
Work engagement   
Work engagement **, m ± sd 4.09 ± 0.81 4.02 ± 0.91
Vigor, m ± sd 4.23 ± 0.83 4.11 ± 0.91
Dedication, m ± sd 4.39 ± 0.91 4.26 ± 0.96
Absorption, m ± sd 3.77 ± 0.91 3.82 ± 0.91
Energy Balance Related behaviours   
Vigorous physical activity in leisure time, minutes per week, m ± sd 86.32 ± 158.93 51.05 ± 127.45
Not engaging in vigorous activity in leisure time, % 50.40% 69.50%
Sedentary behaviour at work, minutes per working day, m ± sd 496.74 ± 136.67 490.19 ± 113.96
Daily fruit intake in pieces, m ± sd 1.51 ± 0.95 1.44 ± 0.93
Daily vegetable intake in grams, m ± sd 183.55 ± 74.00 182.43 ± 83.36
Weight status   
BMI, kg/m2, m ± sd 24.74 ± 3.96 24.66 ± 3.56
Underweight (≤ 18.49 kg/m2), % 0.80 0.00
Normal weight (18.50-24.99 kg/m2), % 63.40 59.40
Overweight (25.00-29.99 kg/m2), % 25.60 32.00
Obese (≥ 30.00 kg/m2), % 9.40 8.60
Waist circumference (cm), m ± sd   
Men 91.44 ± 10.72 91.39 ± 8.67
Women 80.30 ± 10.46 80.41 ± 9.29
  1. * Higher vocational education or university ** Measured by the UWES 17 (Schaufeli & Bakker, 2003)