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Table 1 Characteristics of Cohort

From: Effects of physical activity calorie expenditure (PACE) labeling: study design and baseline sample characteristics

  Entire Cohort (n = 414) Cafeteria A (n = 160) Cafeterias B&C (n = 254)
Mean age, years 42.2 41.1 42.9
Female, % 77.8 71.3 81.9
Race
 White 45.4 39.4 49.2
 Black 44.7 46.9 43.3
 Asian 5.3 8.1 3.5
Hispanic ethnicity, % 4.6 6.3 3.5
Education level %
 High school 12.6 11.9 13.0
 College graduate 38.4 45.0 34.3
 Master’s degree+ 25.9 23.1 27.6
Current smoker, % 4.6 1.9 6.3
Adequatea numeracy level 54.4 59.4 51.2
Health literacy items correct (out of 6) 4.7 4.7 4.7
Self-reported health status, %
 Excellent/very good 52.3 52.5 53.2
 Good 39.9 42.5 38.2
 Fair/poor 7.2 5.0 8.7
Total yearly household income, %
 $25,000–$49,999 32.4 29.4 34.3
 $50,000–$99,999 35.0 33.4 35.8
 $100,000+ 31.2 36.3 29.1
Occupation description, %
 Administration/clerical 18.6 11.9 22.9
 Customer service/sales 24.2 28.1 21.7
 Financial/technical 31.0 35.0 28.5
 Management 25.9 25.0 26.5
Mean body mass index, kg/m2 31.9 32.8 31.3
Mean systolic blood pressure, mm Hg 118 118 118
Mean diastolic blood pressure, mm Hg 75 77 74
Mean total cholesterol, mg/dl 189 188 189
Mean high density lipoprotein, mg/dl 57 54 59
Mean low density lipoprotein, mg/dl 108 109 107
Mean triglycerides, mg/dl 124 131 120
Mean fasting blood glucose, mg/dl 93 95 92
  1. a2 or 3 correct out of 3 items