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Table 2 Anthropometric, resting heart rate and blood pressure at baseline and week 12 for the control and pedometer groups.

From: Using pedometers to increase physical activity in overweight and obese women: a pilot study

Variable Pedometer Control P-value
  Baseline Week 12 Baseline Week 12 Week 12
Weight
(kg)
77.84 ± 1.91 77.92 ± 2.28 77.16 ± 2.45 76.94 ± 2.55 0.799
Height
(cm)
161.33 ± 1.36 161.35 ± 1.46 164.19 ± 1.88 163.78 ± 1.85 0.366
BMI (kg/m2) 29.92 ± 0.68 30.08 ± 0.80 28.60 ± 0.75 28.66 ± 0.81 0.962
Waist (cm) 97 ± 2.24 97.35 ± 3.16 95.5 ± 2.98 95.4 ± 2.72 0.820
Hip (cm) 110.62 ± 2.32 112.44 ± 2.68 109.24 ± 1.92 110.69 ± 1.75 0.768
WHR 0.88 ± 0.01 0.86 ± 0.01 0.87 ± 0.02 0.86 ± 0.02 0.637
% Body Fat 41.73 ± 0.79 41.6 ± 0.97 41.01 ± 1.11 40.46 ± 1.13 0.573
Resting Heart Rate 60.1 ± 2.34 62.3 ± 2.27 61.8 ± 1.93 62.5 ± 2.56 0.430
BP Systolic
(mm Hg)
118.3 ± 2.55 112.8 ± 2.44* a 116.9 ± 2.82 117.3 ± 2.03b 0.003
BP Diastolic
(mm Hg)
79.13 ± 2.12 75.59 ± 2.41 76.05 ± 2.39 76.97 ± 2.28 0.179
  1. Values are represented as mean ± s.e.m
  2. P-values represent the between group comparison of the control vs pedometer group at week 12.
  3. There were no significant differences at baseline between groups.
  4. *Significant difference (P < 0.05) within group (Baseline versus 12 weeks)
  5. Significant difference (P < 0.05) between control group and pedometer group at 12 weeks is indicated by different letters.
  6. Percentage body fat was measured using the RJL Systems BIA – 101 Body Composition Analyzer