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Table 2 Health and lifestyle characteristics of wellness day participants (mean ± SD)

From: Clustering of risk factors for non-communicable disease and healthcare expenditure in employees with private health insurance presenting for health risk appraisal: a cross-sectional study

  Total (2 867) Men (n = 635) Women (n = 729) P-value
Age (years) 35.9 ± 10.1 35.6 ± 10.2 35.5 ± 9.7 NS
BMI (kg/h2) 26.6 ± 5.4 26.6 ± 4.4 26.4 ± 6.1 NS
Cholesterol (mmol/l) 4.8 ± 1.0 4.8 ± 1.1 4.8 ± 1.0 NS
Systolic BP (mm Hg) 123.8 ± 15.9 129.7 ± 18.8 120.0 ± 13.7 <0.0001
Diastolic BP (mm Hg) 79.7 ± 11.5 83.0 ± 11.1 77.4 ± 10.9 NS
Fruit and Vege (servings/day) 2.8 ± 1.6 2.6 ± 1.6 2.8 ± 1.7 0.042
Physical activity (min/wk) #126.5 (75.0) #144.6 (112.5) #109.9 (56.25) <0.0001
Total risk factors (number)   2.8 ± 1.2 2.6 ± 1.14 <0.0001
  1. BMI: Body Mass Index; BP: blood pressure; vege: vegetables; Physical Activity: average minutes physical activity per week (self reported); #indicates median values reported for average weekly physical activity; Total Risk factors = total number of risk factors for non-communicable diseases; NS = no significant differences between men and women, p > 0.05.