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Table 4 Baseline comparisons of physical activity and dietary behaviours between ManUp intervention groups (n = 301) a

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  
  N %, M (SE) or median (1st and 3rd quartile) N %, M (SE) or median (1st and 3rd quartile) p
Self-report physical activity behaviours      
Weekly minutes of physical activity 96 277.9 (34.0) 205 286.1 (23.3) .843
Weekly session of physical activity 96 4 (1,8) 205 4 (1,7) .892
Physical activity classification      
% None 19 19.8% 39 19.0%  
% Insufficient 36 37.5% 88 42.9%  
% Sufficient 41 42.7% 78 38.0% .655
Daily minutes of sitting outside of work 96 520.1 (27.2) 205 492.9 (18.6) .409
Daily minutes of sitting at work 96 411.0 (26.1) 205 452.4 (17.9) .191
Objective Physical Activity Behaviours a      
Daily minutes of sedentary behaviour 25 631.0 (18.5) 52 670.6 (12.8) .079
Daily minutes of light intensity physical activity 25 184.9 (8.4) 52 182.1 (5.8) .786
Daily minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity 25 46.7 (4.9) 52 44.8 (3.2) .751
Physical Activity Literacy (% Agree)      
> 30 minutes/day improves health 79 82.3% 144 70.2% .026
30 minutes brisk walking improves health 79 82.3% 153 74.6% .141
20 minutes of Vigorous activity 3 times a week is essential 54 56.3% 139 67.8% .051
10 minute blocks of activity are okay 52 54.2% 106 51.7% .690
Moderate activity can improve health 87 90.6% 177 86.3% .291
Dietary Habits      
# Serves vegetables/day 96 2 (1,2) 205 2 (1,3) .793
# Serves fruit/day 96 1 (1,2) 205 1 (1,2) .735
# Serves of red meat last week 96 4 (3,6) 205 4 (3,5) .017
# Soft drinks last week 96 2 (0,3) 205 1 (0,4) .783
# Times fast food/takeaway 96 2 (0,2.75) 205 (1 (.5,2) .339
Ave. Serves of Alcohol on a drinking day 96 2.78 (.3) 205 2.68 (.2) .761
# Days of Harmful Drinking      
% 0 days 45 46.9% 102 49.8%  
% 1–2 days 29 30.2% 60 29.3%  
% ≥3 days 22 22.9% 43 21.0% .885
Bread Type      
% White 40 42.6% 62 31.3%  
% Grain 53 56.4% 133 67.2%  
% Don’t Eat Bread 1 1.1% 3 1.5% .168
Milk Type      
% Full Cream 37 38.5% 80 39.0%  
% Low Fat 50 52.1% 102 49.8%  
% Soy/Condensed 2 2.1% 5 2.4%  
% Don’t Drink Milk 2 2.1% 5 2.4%  
% Other 5 5.2% 13 6.3% .991
Nutritional Literacy 96 25 (24, 26) 205 26 (24, 27) .656
  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). Variation in sample size is due to participants not fulfilling wear time criteria and were excluded from analysis of objective measures of physical activity.