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Table 2 Baseline participant characteristics by study group

From: High-intensity compared to moderate-intensity training for exercise initiation, enjoyment, adherence, and intentions: an intervention study

Characteristic ART Group (n = 11) HIFT Group (n = 12) p-value
Age 28.0 ± 5.7 28.3 ± 7.1 0.93
% Female 72.7 (8) 41.7 (5) 0.14
% Single 63.6 (7) 66.7 (8) 0.64
Race/Ethnicity %    0.11
Asian 18.2 (2) -  
Black 9.1 (1) -  
White 90.9 (7) 75.0 (9)  
Hispanic/Latino - 25.0 (3)  
Missing 9.1 (1) -  
Education %    0.19
Some college 27.3 (3) 41.7 (5)  
Bachelor’s degree 36.4 (4) 50.0 (6)  
Master’s degree 27.3 (3) -  
Doctoral degree - 8.3 (1)  
Missing 9.1 (1) -  
Income %    0.48
< $20,000 27.3 (3) 50.0 (6)  
$20,001-$30,000 18.2 (2) 8.3 (1)  
$30,001-$40,000 18.2 (2) 8.3 (1)  
$40,001-$50,000 - 8.3 (1)  
>$50,000 27.3 (3) 25.0 (3)  
Missing 9.1 (1)   
BMI (kg/m2) 30.2 ± 3.4 31.9 ± 3.5 0.24
Body fat percentage 43.7 ± 7.2 40.5 ± 7.4 0.31
Exercise enjoymenta 3.0 ± 1.2 3.9 ± 0.8 0.049
  1. aRange 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree) to the statement “I enjoy doing exercise.”