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Table 3 Baseline comparisons of socio-demographic and anthropometric characteristics between ManUp intervention groups (n = 301)

From: Effectiveness of a website and mobile phone based physical activity and nutrition intervention for middle-aged males: Trial protocol and baseline findings of the ManUp Study

  Print-based IT-based  
Variable N %, M (SE) N %, M (SE) p
Age 96 43.8 (.6) 205 44.2 (.4) .656
Occupational Classification      
% Professional 52 54.2% 118 57.6%  
% White Collar 8 8.3% 16 7.8%  
% Blue Collar 23 24.0% 37 18.0%  
% Otherb 13 13.5% 34 16.6% .639
Education Level      
% Secondary School or Less 20 20.8% 45 22.0%  
% TAFE 25 26.0% 61 29.8%  
% University 51 53.1% 99 48.3% .719
Self-Report Weight 96 96.3 (2.0) 205 98.3 (1.4) .389
Self-Reported BMI 96 30.4 (.5) 205 30.9 (.4) .434
Self-Reported BMI Classification      
% Healthy Weight 12 12.8% 19 9.3%  
% Overweight 40 42.6% 85 41.5%  
% Obese 42 44.7% 101 49.3% .588
Self-Reported Waist Circumference 96 98.9 (2.0) 205 99.6 (1.4) .782
Self-Reported Waist Circumference Classification      
% Healthy 33 34.4% 59 28.8%  
% Risky 28 29.2% 50 24.4%  
% High Risk 35 36.5% 96 46.8% .239
Self-Rated Health Classification      
% Fair or Poor 25 26.0% 73 35.6%  
% Good 37 38.5% 83 40.5%  
% Very Good or Excellent 34 35.4% 49 23.9% .080
Measured Weighta 30 94.7 (3.1) 61 93.3 (2.2) .719
Measured BMIa 30 30.2 (.9) 61 29.8 (.6) .712
Measured BMI Classificationa      
% Healthy Weight 3 10.0% 10 16.4%  
% Overweight 14 46.7% 26 42.6%  
% Obese 13 43.3% 25 41.0% .713
Measured Waist Circumferencea 30 101.9 (2.3) 61 102.0 (1.6) .968
Measured Waist Circumference Classificationa      
% Healthy 6 20.0% 15 24.6%  
% Risky 11 36.7% 19 31.1%  
% High Risk 13 43.3% 27 44.3% .830
  1. Note. a A randomly selected sub-sample (n = 91) of participants completed in person assessments of height, weight, waist circumference and physical activity (ActiGraph) these are referred to as “measured” outcomes.
  2. bOther category includes participants who were retired, students, unemployed or a pensioner.