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Table 1 Selected baseline characteristics of participants involved in the WWW study

From: Does physical activity counselling enhance the effects of a pedometer-based intervention over the long-term: 12-month findings from the Walking for Wellbeing in the west study

Characteristic Group 1 Group 2 Whole sample
Number, n (%) 39 (49) 40 (51) 79 (100)
Gender (M/F),% (n) 21 (8)/79 (31) 20 (8)/80 (32) 20 (16)/80 (63)
Age (years), Mean (± SD) 47.3 (9.3) 51.2 (7.9) a 49.2 (8.8)
Completed University or further education,% (n) 56 (22) 83 (33) b 70 (55)
Ethnicity (% White Scottish),% (n) 95 (37) c 88 (35) d 91 (72)
SIMD e (% in top 15%c),% (n) 13 (5) 8 (3) 10 (8)
Steps, Mean (± SD) 6802 (3212) 7078 (2911) 6941 (3047)
  1. a Independent samples t-test indicates significant different between groups: t(77) = -1.99, p = 0.05
  2. b Pearson's chi-square identifies significant difference between groups: χ 2 (1) = 6.36, p = .012
  3. c Other ethnicities, ethnicity (n): White Other (1), Caribbean (1)
  4. d Other ethnicities, ethnicity (n): Mixed (1), White Irish (1), Pakistani (1), Indian (1), Caribbean (1)
  5. e SIMD (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation) top 15% indicates most deprived