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Table 1 Baseline intervention group characteristics and correlations of study variables

From: Generating and predicting high quality action plans to facilitate physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption: results from an experimental arm of a randomised controlled trial

  N (%) Mean (SD) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
1 Age   50.91 (12.93)                 
2 Gender    -.17a                
 Male 123 (35.5)                  
 Female 223 (64.5)                  
3 Educational level    -.18a .04               
 High 95 (22.5)                  
 Middle 158 (45.8)                  
 Low 95 (27.5)                  
4 Relationship    .05 -.09 -.00              
 Single 77 (22.4)                  
 In relationship 267 (77.6)                  
5 Working situation    -.29a .04 .21a -.00             
 Unemployed 126 (36.7)                  
 Employed 217 (63.3)                  
6 Accomplishes PA recommendation    .10 -.19a -.18a .08 .06            
 Yes 153 (44.2)                  
 No 193 (55.8)                  
7 Accomplishes FV recommendation    .09 -.04 .03 .06 .03 .10b           
 Yes 144 (41.7)                  
 No 201 (58.3)                  
8 Risk perception   3.34 (1.26) .07 -.09 .08 -.09 -.08 -.24a -.07          
9 Outcome expectancies PA pro   6.23 (1.09) .06 .06 .07 -.04 -.05 .02 .05 -.01         
10 Outcome expectancies PA con   3.37 (1.51) -.20 .06 .07 -.02 .05 -.22a -.21a .08 -.21a        
11 Outcome expectancies FV pro   6.23 (1.09) -.08 .32 .06 .02 .11 .06 .20a -.17a .19a .31a       
12 Outcome expectancies FV con   3.37 (1.51) -.25a .16a .05 -.16a -.11 -.04 -.21a .18a -.02 -.30a -.01      
13 Self-efficacy PA   4.67 (1.33) .21a .14a -.12 .03 -.15b .39a .18a -.15b .23a .00 -.25a -.11     
14 Self-efficacy FV   4.73 (1.55) .10 .08 -.09 .16b .00 .20a .26a -.09 .03 .03 .45a -.25a .40a    
15 Intention PA intensive   3.69 (1.87) .00 -.09 -.08 -.04 .02 .33a .14b -.09 .29a -.26a .07 -.07 .44a .10   
16 Intention PA moderate   4.93 (1.60) -.04 .15b −12b -.10 -.04 .00 -.05 .03 .23a -.15b .09 .01 .13b .04 .13  
17 Intention FV   3.38 (2.14) .13b -.11 -.07 .08 -.06 .13b .16b -.14b -.05 -.11 -.13b -.07 .14b .09 .04 .04
  1. PA physical activity, FV fruit and vegetable, a = correlation is significant at 0.01 level, b = correlation is significant at 0.05 level, Adequate correlations indices were used, depending on the type of variables (i.e. Phi, Somers’d, Spearman). 1–7 is the possible range for variables 8 17