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Table 1 Summary characteristics at baseline and follow-up for intervention and control groups and all participants

From: The effect of physical activity on psychological distress, cortisol and obesity: results of the farming fit intervention program

  Intervention Control Total
Measure Baseline Follow-up (6mths) Baseline Follow-up (6mths) Baseline Follow-up (6mths)
  (n = 35) (n = 34) (n = 37) (n = 34) (n = 72) (n = 68)
Gender (female,%) 42.9 37.8 40.3
Age (years) 50.14(11.64) 53.22(9.32) 51.72(10.55)
Height (cm) 171.79(9.70) 172.01(7.65) 171.90(8.64)
Weight (kg) 94.99(14.62) 92.83(14.03) 90.48(12.83) 91.03(12.39) 92.67(13.82) 91.93(13.17)
BMI (kg/m2) 32.12(3.37) 31.51(3.32) 30.55(3.65) 30.86(3.90) 31.31(3.58) 31.19(3.61)
Body fat (%) 35.30(7.25) 34.81(7.31) 33.43(7.47) 33.21(9.65) 34.34(7.37) 34.01(8.54)
Waist circumference (cm) 102.74(10.48) 101.12(9.86) 101.80(10.42) 102.35(10.34) 102.26(10.38) 101.74(10.47)
Hip circumference (cm) 111.74(7.99) 110.29(7.99) 108.05(7.76) 108.85(7.26) 109.85(8.03) 109.57(7.61)
Waist to hip ratio 0.92(0.08) 0.92(0.07) 0.94(0.08) 0.94(0.08) 0.93(0.08) 0.93(0.08)
DASS total score 8.26(7.91) 8.24(6.20) 7.11(5.74) 6.00(4.55) 7.68(6.87) 7.10(5.50)
Fasting blood glucose (mmol/L) 5.21(0.94) 5.14(0.68) 5.02(0.73) 5.19(0.69) 5.11(0.83) 5.16(0.68)
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 5.62(1.02) 5.37(0.89) 5.93(0.98) 5.61(0.95) 5.78(1.01) 5.49(0.92)
Triglyceride (mmol/L) 1.49(0.50) 1.27(0.54) 1.63(0.64) 1.49(0.66) 1.56(0.58) 1.32(0.61)
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.46(0.34) 1.42(0.32) 1.48(0.37) 1.42(0.31) 1.47(0.35) 1.42(0.31)
LDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 3.47(0.97) 3.36(0.80) 3.71(0.89) 3.50(0.82) 3.60(0.93) 3.43(0.81)
Blood cortisol (nmol/L) 417.80(128.90) 373.68(131.12) 373.86(109.47) 377.68(120.67) 395.22(120.51) 375.68(125.07)
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 132.61(17.30) 128.03(12.84) 136.45(15.74) 128.01(13.65) 134.59(16.51) 128.02(13.15)
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 86.29(8.78) 82.44(7.61) 87.03(9.71) 81.57(8.90) 86.67(9.21) 82.00(8.23)
Pulse rate (beats/minute) 70.4(9.59) 67.44(8.64) 69.65(8.13) 66.94(7.33) 70.01(8.81) 67.19(7.97)
  1. Data expressed as mean±SD or proportions. Intervention and control groups were not different at baseline for all measures.