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Table 1 Comparison of those with poor and positive well-being at baseline a

From: Change in well-being amongst participants in a four-month pedometer-based workplace health program

  Poor well-being (Mean ± SD or Percentage) Positive well-being (Mean ± SD or Percentage) P-valueb
n 103 304 -
DEMOGRAPHICS    
Age (year) 39 ± 9 43 ± 10 0.004
Malec 42.7 44.1 0.7
Completion of tertiary educationc 84.5 79.3 0.2
Marital status    
 Married or de facto 68.0 71.1 0.5
 Widowed, separated or divorced 10.7 10.2  
 Never married 21.4 18.8  
BASELINE MEASURES    
Prior GCC® Participationc 19.4 24.3 0.3
Motivation for participation
Healthc 78.6 64.5 0.003
To look my bestc 68.0 59.2 0.1
Fitnessc 73.8 64.8 0.1
Colleaguesc 56.3 59.5 0.6
Friends or familyc 1.9 2.3 0.8
Behavioural measures    
Fruit Intakec (meeting guidelines) 22.3 37.2 <0.001
Vegetable Intakec (meeting guidelines) 15.5 16.8 0.7
Alcoholc (meeting guidelines) 40.8 42.1 0.8
Non smokerc 92.2 91.8 0.9
Physical activityc (meeting guidelines) 28.2 46.7 <0.001
Sitting time (hrs per day)    
 Weekday 8.7 ± 4.0 8.2 ± 3.5 0.2
 Weekend 5.6 ± 2.9 5.3 ± 2.9 0.2
Psychosocial measures   
Well-being 32.9 ± 13.1 69.3 ± 9.8 <0.001
Well-beingc (positive category) 0.0 100.0 -
Health related quality of life (SF-12)    
 Mental health component 38.6 ± 11.0 53.0 ± 6.1 <0.001
 Physical health component 50.5 ± 8.7 51.2 ± 6.9 0.5
Anthropometric measures    
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 118.1 ± 12.9 119.6 ± 14.4 0.4
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 79.6 ± 9.2 80.2 ± 10.3 0.6
Heart rate (beats per minute) 68.6 ± 8.5 68.4 ± 10.6 0.8
Weight (kg) 80.8 ± 17.4 76.7 ± 15.2 0.2
Body mass index (kg/m2) 27.5 ± 5.0 26.7 ± 4.7 0.3
Waist circumference 90.6 ± 13.0 88.0 ± 12.2 0.2
STEP DATA    
Steps average (per day) 11,223 ± 3,515 12,066 ± 3,844 0.06
Meeting 10,000 steps on averagec (per day) 63.7 71.7 0.04
  1. aRestricted to participants who attended baseline, four-month and twelve-month data collection.
  2. bBold highlights statistically significant results.
  3. cThe reference group for this binary variable is ‘no’. The reference group data is not shown.