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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population (n = 744)

From: Barriers and facilitators for participation in health promotion programs among employees: a six-month follow-up study

  n %
Individual characteristics   
Age   
  18-39 217 29.2
  40-49 270 36.3
  50-65 257 34.5
Male 548 73.7
Educational level   
  Low 145 19.5
  Intermediate 201 27.0
  High 398 53.5
Health behaviors and health   
Body mass index   
  Normal weight (BMI < 25 kg/m2) 359 48.3
  Overweight (25 ≤ BMI < 30 kg/m2) 300 40.3
  Obese (BMI 30 kg/m2 and higher) 85 11.4
Insufficient moderate physical activity (less than 30 min a day) 374 50.3
Insufficient vigorous physical activity (less than 3 days a week 20 min) 570 76.6
Insufficient fruit and vegetable intake (less than 400 grams a day) 493 66.3
Current smoker 140 18.8
Less than good self-perceived health 33 4.4
Participation in a health promotion program   
Intention to participate 195 26.2
Participated during the 12 month period prior to enrollment 95 12.8
Participation during the six-month follow-up period 83 11.2