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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of Walk 2.0 study participants

From: Validity of the Stages of Change in Steps instrument (SoC-Step) for achieving the physical activity goal of 10,000 steps per day

  N Mean ± SD
Age (years) 504 50.8 ± 13.1
Height (m) 504 1.67 ± 0.09
Weight (kg) 504 81.8 ± 18.9
Body mass index (kg/m2) 504 29.3 ± 6.0
Waist circumference (cm) 504 99.9 ± 15.0
Physical activity level (unadjusted steps/day) 465 7,248 ± 2,424
  N Percentage
Sex   
 Males 176 34.9 %
 Females 328 65.1 %
Weight Status
 Underweight 6 1.2 %
 Normal weight 117 23.2 %
 Overweight 181 35.9 %
 Obese 200 39.7 %
Education
 Postgraduate degree 40 7.9 %
 Graduate certificate or diploma 38 7.5 %
 Bachelor degree 93 18.5 %
 Advanced diploma/diploma 75 14.9 %
 School certificate 118 23.4 %
 School education 140 27.8 %
Household combined annual income (AUD)
 $0—$41,599 111 20.0 %
 $41,600—$77,999 117 23.2 %
 $78,000—$129,999 115 22.8 %
 $130,000+ 103 20.4 %
 Did not report income 68 13.5 %
Area of residence
 Sydney area 193 38.3 %
 Rockhampton area 311 61.7 %
Employment
 Full time employment 234 46.4 %
 Employed part-time/casual 111 22.1 %
 Retired/Pensioner 96 19.0 %
 Other 63 12.5 %
Country of birth
 Australia 398 79.0 %
 United Kingdom 35 6.9 %
 India 8 1.6 %
 Other 63 12.5 %
Speak language other than English at home 75 14.9 %