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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients allocated exercise programme or best care.

From: Cost-utility of a walking programme for moderately depressed, obese, or overweight elderly women in primary care: a randomised controlled trial

Characteristics Exercise
Completed
Follow up
Best Care
Completed
Follow up
Exercise
Lost to
Follow up
Best Care
Lost to
Follow up
N 55 51 9 12
Age (years) 71(5) 74 (6)   
Living in rural areas (%) 67 65 67 33
Living alone (%) 24 18 22 17
Education, primary school or higher (%) 40 37 44 33
Income (€/month), (%):     
   less than 360 4 3 11 0
   360 to 600 89 91 89 92
   more than 600 7 6 0 8
Daily smoking (1 or more cigarette/day) 1 0 0 0
Daily alcohol consumption (%) 11 4   
Physical activity standardised (%) 0 0 0 0
Overweight (%) 80 86 78 83
BMI 29.7 (4.2) 30.6 (4.3)   
Diabetes mellitus type II (%) 40 39 33 25
Moderate depressed (%) 33 39 44 33