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Table 5 Changes in physical activity after six months: comparisons between groups

From: Effectiveness of Start to Run, a 6-week training program for novice runners, on increasing health-enhancing physical activity: a controlled study

Dichotomous outcome measures OR (group variable)a 95% CI P (group variable)
Dutch physical activity guidelines    
  Compliance with DNHPA 1.5 0.8-3.0 0.22
  Compliance with Fit-norm 5.1 2.3-11.1 <0.001*
  Compliance with Combi-norm 3.3 1.4-7.7 0.006*
Continuous outcome measures b - coefficient (group variable) a,b 95 % CI P (group variable)
Physical activity by intensity    
  Light-intensity activities 38 −234-311 0.78
  Moderate-intensity activities −126 −265-12 0.07
  Vigorous-intensity activities 152 80-223 <0.001*
Physical activity by domain    
  Commuting activities 22 −27-71 0.37
  Leisure-time activities 19 −63-101 0.65
  Sports activities 107 69-145 <0.001*
  Household activities −45 −220-131 0.62
  Activities at work and school 5 −216-226 0.96
Total time spent in physical activity 20 −274-313 0.90
  1. aMultiple (linear or logistic) regression analyses were conducted with physical activity level at six months as the dependent variable, and group (Start to Run group versus control group, with the control group as the reference category) as the independent variable. Adjustments were made for baseline physical activity levels.
  2. bUnstandardized regression coefficient.
  3. *Significant (p<0.05) difference in physical activity between groups.