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Table 4 Weekly minutes of walking, proportion of walkers and daily minutes of sitting at baseline and at 2, 6 and 12-month follow-up in the pedometer (STEP) and in the comparison (COMP) group

From: Promoting walking among office employees ― evaluation of a randomized controlled intervention with pedometers and e-mail messages

  Baseline 2 months 6 months 12 months
  STEP COMP STEP COMP STEP COMP STEP COMP
Walking at work, N 121 117 103 102 87 95 88 82
·Weekly minutes, mean (SD) 144 (209) 157 (236) 150 (159) 174 (239) 158 (186) 161 (254) 172 (191) 145 (155)
·Walkers, % 98 96 98 98 99 94 99 96
Walking for transportation, N 121 115 106 102 87 96 85 85
·Weekly minutes, mean (SD) 115 (172) 134 (168) 134 (142) 163 (203) 136 (147) 138 (172) 170 (298) 127 (172)
·Walkers, % 77 81 88 79 88 86 83 79
Walking stairs, N 120 117 105 100 86 96 87 87
·Weekly minutes, mean (SD) 38 (45) 46 (100) 62 (65) 49 (60) 67 (89) 46 (52) 63 (63) 56 (79)
·Walkers, % 86 81 91 79 91 86 93 79
Walking for leisure, N 122 117 106 100 88 95 88 86
·Weekly minutes, mean (SD) 72 (96) 68 (125) 105 (96) 90 (119) 96 (90) 80 (133) 115 (130) 79 (102)
·Walkers, % 74 71 87 84 85 70 87 76
Total walking, N 117 112 101 99 86 94 84 80
·Weekly minutes, mean (SD) 370 (311) 400 (401) 455 (255) 465 (433) 457 (306) 431 (403) 521 (468) 395 (319)
·Walkers, % 100 100 100 100 100 99 99 99
Sitting during a working day, N 121 118 107 102 87 94 87 85
·Daily minutes, mean (SD) 544 (152) 554 (161) 502 (147) 513 (175) 503 (165) 520 (169) 477 (159) 510 (183)
Sitting during a non-working day, N 121 117 105 100 87 96 87 87
·Daily minutes, mean (SD) 347 (165) 382 (180) 333 (168) 339 (170) 331(156) 363 (176) 300 (153) 347 (165)
  1. Minutes are shown as arithmetic means and standard deviations (SD).