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Table 3 Total salivary cortisol (nmol/L) for intervention and control groups at baseline, 3 months and follow-up

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

  Baseline 3 months Follow-up
  9 am 12 pm 4 pm 8 pm 9 am 12 pm 4 pm 8 pm 9 am 12 pm 4 pm 8 pm
Intervention (n = 35) 23.1(17.3) 11.8(7.3) 7.3(4.6) 4.7(3.2) 24.8(16.9) 12.0(6.8) 7.4(4.1) 4.3(2.8) 31.3(31.0) 17.2(26.3) 11.7(23.2) 7.0(13.9)
Control (n = 37) 24.5(13.2) 14.7(6.5) 8.4(4.7) 3.8(2.5) 32.2(30.3) 19.2(26.5) 13.5(24.0) 7.8(14.9) 26.3(18.0) 14.6(12.1) 9.6(11.0) 5.4(7.9)
Total (n = 72) 25.4(15.4) 13.3(7.0) 7.9(4.6) 4.2(2.9) 28.7(25.0) 15.8(20.1) 10.6(17.8) 6.2(11.1) 28.7(25.0) 15.8(20.1) 10.6(17.8) 6.2(11.1)
  1. Data expressed as mean±SD, n varies across test periods.