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Table 4 Physical activity changes after six weeks: Start2Bike participants

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

Outcome measures Start2Bike group (n = 101)
Baseline After 6 weeks P b
Dutch physical activity normsa, (%)
 Compliance with DNHPA 56.4 77.2 <0.001*
 Compliance with Fit-norm 66.3 86.1 <0.001*
 Compliance with Combi-norm 72.3 90.1 <0.001*
Physical activity by intensity, mean ± SD (min/week)
 Light-intensity activities 2006 ± 1302 1360 ± 912 <0.001*
 Moderate-intensity activities 314 ± 566 245 ± 393 0.10
 Vigorous-intensity activities 359 ± 341 532 ± 347 <0.001*
Physical activity by domain, mean ± SD (min/week)
 Commuting activities 108 ± 210 102 ± 145 0.70
 Leisure-time activities 311 ± 310 355 ± 341 0.15
 Sports activities 189 ± 208 337 ± 246 <0.001*
 Household activities 495 ± 788 426 ± 575 0.39
 Activities at work and school 1642 ± 981 971 ± 651 <0.001*
Total time spent in physical activity, mean ± SD (min/week) 2678 ± 1322 2137 ± 1037 <0.001*
  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. b P-value for change in physical activity within the Start2Bike group
  7. *Significant (p < 0.05) change in physical activity after six weeks within the Start2Bike group