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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: The effect of exercise on prescription on physical activity and wellbeing in a multi-ethnic female population: A controlled trial

  EoP-group N Control Group N P
Age (years) 45 ± 10 189 41 ± 12 311 0.01
Ethnicity   189   311 0.00
Turkish 49 (26%)   152 (49%)   
Surinamese 54 (29%)   34 (11%)   
Moroccan 38 (20%)   48 (15%)   
Other 48 (25%)   77 (25%)   
Education   154   294 0.45
Primary school 45 (29%)   89 (30%)   
Secondary school 34 (22%)   69 (24%)   
Higher education 27 (18%)   55 (19%)   
No education 48 (31%)   81 (28%)   
BMI (kg/m2) 32 ± 6 183 29 ± 5 172 0.01
Weight      0.00
Healthy weight (BMI ≤ 25) 20 (11%)   42 (24)   
Overweight (BMI = 25–30) 54 (29%)   56 (33)   
Obese (BMI ≥ 30) 109 (60%)   74 (43)   
Fat percentage (%) 41 ± 6 177 37 ± 7 167 0.01
Waist circumference (cm) 102 ± 13 156 94 ± 14 161 0.03
Maximal oxygen uptake (ml/kg/min) 23.5 ± 6.5 100 25.4 ± 6.4 129 0.02
Subjective health   189   311 0.00
(very) Good 21 (11%)   90 (28)   
Fair 83 (44%)   140 (44)   
(very) Poor 85 (45%)   81 (25)   
Mental well-being 17.9 ± 8 174 20.4 ± 8 297 0.01
  1. Table 1. BMI: body mass index; EoP: Exercise on Prescription. The Hague, 2008–2010.