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Table 1 Demographic factors by physical activity levels

From: Rethinking physical activity communication: using focus groups to understand women’s goals, values, and beliefs to improve public health

  High active (n = 11) Low active (n = 29) Total (N = 40)
Demographic characteristics M (SD) M (SD) M (SD)
Age in years 37.5 (6.7; range = 26–45) 36.0 (7.8; range = 22–49) 36.4 (7.5)
Body mass index 26.1 (6.3; range = 16.3–39.5)a 31.7 (10.1; range = 18.5–58.5)b 30.1 (9.4; range = 16.3–58.5)ab
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
Race/ethnicity
 White 5 (45.5) 10 (34.5) 15 (37.5)
 Hispanic/Latina 5 (45.5) 8 (27.6) 13 (32.5)
 Black 1 (9.1) 11 (37.9) 12 (30.0)
Education
 High school or less 2 (18.2) 3 (10.3) 5 (12.5)
 Some college or associate’s degree 4 (36.4) 14 (48.3) 18 (45.0)
 College graduate 5 (45.5) 11 (37.9) 16 (40.0)
 Master’s degree 0 (0) 1 (3.4) 1 (2.5)
PA M (SD) M (SD) M (SD)
Minutes of PA per week as reported during telephone screening 238.2 (138.0; range = 90–480) 30.6 (41.1; range = 0–120)c 89.0 (123.3)c
Minutes of PA per week as reported on survey 262.5 (245.4; range = 0–840)a 77.3 (145.5; range = 0–600)b 132.9 (197.6)ab
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
Met recommended 150 min/week of PA based on screener 7 (63.6) 0 (0)c 7 (18.0)c
Met recommended 150 min/week of PA based on survey 7 (58.3)a 2 (3.6)b 9 (22.5)ab
  1. aThese numbers include data from one participant who completed the survey but left within the first 15 min of the focus group due to illness. This participant is not included in the overall analysis or in data from the telephone screening
  2. bData are missing from 1 participant who arrived late and did not complete the survey
  3. cData are missing from 1 participant who completed the screener twice and thus had inconsistent data on this question