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Table 2 Characteristics of HWE participants, N = 127

From: Evaluating the Heart Wise Exercise™ program: a model for safe community exercise programming

Characteristic n (%)/ mean ± SD
Age 59.7 ± 15.9
Sex (% female) 108 (89.3 %)
Toronto Area resident 65 (51.2 %)
Health conditions
 Arthritis 52 (41.3 %)
 Osteoporosis 32 (25.8 %)
 Diabetes 10 (7.9 %)
 Cardiac disease 7 (5.6 %)
 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 7 (5.6 %)
 Mental condition 6 (4.8 %)
 Cerebral event (TIA/stroke) 6 (4.8 %)
 Cardiac intervention (PCI or CABG surgery) 4 (3.2 %)
 Myocardial infarction 1 (0.8 %)
Risk factors
 Overweight 40 (32.3 %)
 Hypertension 34 (26.8 %)
 Hyperlipidemia 23 (18.4 %)
 Sought emergency medical care in past year for chronic disease 7 (5.6 %)
 Pre-diabetes 7 (5.6 %)
 Previous participation in cardiovascular rehabilitation 5 (4.1 %)
 Smoker 2 (1.7 %)
 Minutes of moderate or vigorous intensity exercise per week 194.1 ± 190.7
  1. SD standard deviation, HWE Heart Wise Exercise, TIA transient ischemic attack, PCI percutaneous coronary intervention, CABG coronary artery bypass graft