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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of insufficiently active primary care patients included in the PEPAF trial

From: Predictors of long-term change of a physical activity promotion programme in primary care

  Included patients N =3691
Physical activity  
Physical activity dose, mean METs*h/wk (sd) 2.4 (6.0)
Moderate and vigorous activity, mean minutes/week (sd) 34.7 (87.0)
Cardio-respiratory fitness  
VO2max, mean ml/kg/minute (sd) 24.5 (8.2)
Socio-demographic variables  
Mean age (sd) 50.6 (14.7)
Female 2384 (64.6)
Educational level  
None 219 (5.9)
Elementary school 1138 (30.8)
Middle or high school 1706 (46.2)
University studies 628 (17.1)
Social classa  
Manager large enterprise 256 (6.9)
Manager small enterprise 403 (10.9)
Intermediate employee 1092 (29.6)
Manual worker 1940 (52.6)
Risk factors  
Diabetes 308 (8.3)
Hypertension 939 (25.4)
Dyslipidemia 810 (21.9)
Body mass index (BMI)  
Normal (< 25 kg/m2) 734 (32.6)
Overweight 933 (41.5)
Obese (≥ 30 kg/m2) 581 (25.8)
Smoking  
Current smoker 1081 (29.3)
Former smoker 702 (19.0)
No smoker 1908 (51.7)
At-risk drinker 187 (5.1)
Physical activity stage of change  
Pre-contemplation 1036 (28.1)
Contemplation 1240 (33.6)
Preparation 936 (25.3)
Action 147 (4.0)
Maintenance 332 (9.0)
  1. aSocial class categorization based on occupation and work position as recommended by the Spanish Society of Epidemiology [29]: Class IV to V includes non-qualified and qualified manual workers; Class III includes the administrative workforce, supervisors and free-lance workers; Class II includes managers of company with less than ten employees, professionals with first level university degree, senior technicians, artists and sportsmen/women; Class I includes managers of public organizations or private companies with more than ten employees, professionals with second and third level university degrees.
  2. Values are frequencies (%), unless otherwise indicated.