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Table 3 Characteristics at baseline

From: The Start2Bike program is effective in increasing health-enhancing physical activity: a controlled study

  Start2Bike groupb Control group P
Sample size (n) 79 79  
Age (years)
 Mean ± SD 45 ± 9 46 ± 9 0.55
 Min-max 25–69 24–64  
Sex (%)
 Male 67.1 67.1 1.0
 Female 32.9 32.9  
Dutch physical activity normsa, (%)
 Compliance with DNHPA 55.7 62.0 0.42
 Compliance with Fit-norm 63.3 53.2 0.20
 Compliance with Combi-norm 69.6 68.4 0.86
Physical activity by intensity, mean ± SD (min/week)
 Light-intensity activities 1940 ± 1313 1909 ± 1375 0.89
 Moderate-intensity activities 329 ± 586 424 ± 613 0.32
 Vigorous-intensity activities 358 ± 368 288 ± 420 0.27
Physical activity by domain, mean ± SD (min/week)
 Commuting activities 102 ± 226 130 ± 220 0.44
 Leisure-time activities 346 ± 359 433 ± 495 0.22
 Sports activities 173 ± 203 127 ± 248 0.21
 Household activities 465 ± 769 732 ± 972 0.06
 Activities at work and school 1581 ± 1038 1254 ± 1041 0.05
Total time spent in physical activity, mean ± SD (min/week) 2626 ± 1372 2622 ± 1490 0.99
  1. SD Standard deviation
  2. aDutch physical activity norms:
  3. - DNHPA Dutch Norm for Health-enhancing Physical Activity: Thirty minutes or more of at least moderate-intensity aerobic (endurance) physical activity on at least five days each week
  4. - Fit-norm: Twenty minutes or more of vigorous-intensity physical activity on at least three days each week
  5. - Combi-norm: Meeting the DNHPA and/or Fit-norm
  6. bStart2Bike participants who completed the six-month measurement