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Table 2 Background characteristic of the feedback, FB and acceptance and commitment based, ACT+FB groups

From: Towards a physically more active lifestyle based on one’s own values: the results of a randomized controlled trial among physically inactive adults

Background variables FB group(n = 60) ACT+FB group (n = 64) p-valuea
  % Mean (SDb) % Mean (SDb)  
Age, years   43.0 (5.3)   43.9 (4.8) 0.338
Gender      
 Women 85.0   79.7   0.439
 Men 15.0   20.3   
Marital status      
 In a relationship 73.3   75.0   0.351
 Divorced 15.3   20.3   
 Single 8.3   4.7   
 Widowed 3.3     
 Other      
Highest education level      0.677
 Vocational school 11.9   10.9   
 High school 5.1   7.8   
 Polytechnic/Bachelor’s degree 54.2   60.9   
 Master’s degree/PhD 28.8   20.3   
Children (<7 years) in the same household 23.3   21.9   0.846
Body height, cm   168.7 (8.0)   170.1 (8.4) 0.365
Body weight, kg   79.2 (13.3)   84.8 (17.2) 0.045
Body mass index   27.9 (4.9)   29.4 (5.7) 0.116
 <25 (normal weight) 33.3   24.2   
 25-30 (overweight) 38.3   29.0   
 >30 (obese) 28.3   46.8   0.110
Diagnosed mental health conditions 18.3   24.1   0.440
Depressive symptoms (BDI-IIc)   8.0 (6.4)   9.1 (6.5) 0.320
Depressive symptoms (BDI-II ≥14d) 11.7   25.0   0.056
Diagnosed physical conditions 36.7   41.4   0.600
  1. aIndependent samples t-test or Pearson’s chi-squared test for group difference.
  2. bSD, standard deviation, cBDI-II, Beck’s depression inventory, dBDI-II, cut-off score for at least mild depression.