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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants

From: Investigating the effect of a 3-month workplace-based pedometer-driven walking programme on health-related quality of life in meat processing workers: a feasibility study within a randomized controlled trial

Characteristic Randomized (n = 58)  
  Intervention (n = 29) Control (n = 29) P value
Age (yr), mean (SD) 43 (14.9) 40 (12.2) 0.731
Height (cm), mean (SD) 164.4 (11.2) 165 (10.2) 0.512
Gender, n males (%) 10 (34.5) 14 (48.3) 0.451
Weight 80.2 (16.9) 76.9 (13.9) 0.418
Step-count, mean (SD) 5993 (1234) 5788 (1172) 0.519
SBP 125.1 (16.3) 122.4 (11.3) 0.474
DBP 76.3 (9.6) 75.0 (6.9) 0.568
Body fat 29.6 (6.9) 27.7 (6.9) 0.306
BMI 29.9 (7.2) 28.3 (4.4) 0.299
WC 98.9 (12.7) 93.5 (12.1) 0.105
6MWT 555 (71.9) 554 (69) 0.969
W.MET 182 (140) 168 (118) 0.694
T.MET 566 (184) 530 (250) 0.532
PCS 49.2 (7.2) 50.5 (8.0) 0.531
MCS 50.3 (8.0) 51.0 (5.7) 0.716
  1. WMET = walking metabolic equivalent, Total MET = total metabolic equivalent, PCS = physical component score, MCS = mental component score, 6MWT = 6 minute walk test, DBP = diastolic blood pressure, SBP = systolic blood pressure, WC=waist circumference, SD = standard deviation.