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Table 2 Participant health characteristics

From: Preventing weight gain: the baseline weight related behaviors and delivery of a randomized controlled intervention in community based women

  Control (n = 123) *
mean (SD)
Intervention(n = 127)
mean (SD)
Weight 74.6 kg (16.1) 73.3 kg (13.9) **
Waist circumference 96.8 cm (14.6) 94.5 cm (12.8)
BMI 28.1 kg/m2 (5.8) 27.4 kg/m2 (5.1) **
<25 kg/m2 30% 39%
25–29.9 kg/m2 43% 34%
>30 kg/m2 27% 27%
Blood Lipids a n = 88 n = 89
Total cholesterol mmol/L 5.04 (0.10) 4.80 (0.09)b
LDL cholesterol mmol/L 2.81 (0.08) 2.63 (0.08)
HDL cholesterol mmol/L 1.70 (0.04) 1.70 (0.04)
Triglyceride mmol/L 1.13 (0.66) 1.03 (0.72)
Physical activity c (n = 114) % (n = 112) %
Low 46 44
Moderate 39 43
High 15 13
Diet d (n = 107) (n = 111)
Energy kJ/day 6791(2383) 6774 (2465)
Fat g/day 68.1 (29.3) 67.5 (28.2)
Saturated fat g/day 27.7 (12.8) 26.6 (11.9)
  1. a n = 177 completed blood test
  2. b between group difference in total cholesterol p = 0.09
  3. c n = 226 accurately completed the physical activity questionnaire (IPAQ).
  4. d n = 218 accurately completed the Cancer Council Food Frequency Questionnaire.
  5. * No significant difference between groups (p > 0.05) ** p = 0.4