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Table 3 Characteristics of Participants at Baseline

From: Rugby Fans in Training New Zealand (RUFIT-NZ): a pilot randomized controlled trial of a healthy lifestyle program for overweight men delivered through professional rugby clubs in New Zealand

  Controls
N = 47
Intervention
N = 49
Participants
 Completed baseline assessment (n, %) 39 (83.0) 45 (91.8)
Demographics
 Age in years (mean, SD) 44.7 (8.9) 40.6 (8.9)
 Ethnicity (n, %)
  NZ European 26 (66.7) 26 (57.8)
  Māori 5 (12.8) 5 (11.1)
  Pacific 5 (12.8) 8 (17.8)
  Other 3 (7.7) 6 (13.3)
 Marital status
  Living with partner 30 (68.1) 35 (67.3)
  Separated/divorced 3 (6.8) 1 (1.9)
  Never married 4 (9.0) 8 (15.3)
  Refused to answer 2 (4.5) 7 (13.4)
 Education (n, %)
  None 4 (10.2) 3 (6.6)
  5th form qualification 5 (12.8) 2 (4.4)
  6th form qualification 2 (5.1) 0 (0.0)
  School qualification higher than 6th form 3 (7.6) 4 (8.8)
  Other school qualification 3 (7.6) 1 (2.2)
  National Certificate, Trade Certificate 4 (10.2) 8 (17.7)
  Polytechnic/University below Bachelors degree 5 (12.8) 2 (4.4)
  Bachelors degree 9 (23.1) 16 (35.5)
  Degree higher than Bachelor 2 (5.1) 7 (15.5)
  Other 1 (2.5) 1 (2.2)
  Refuse to answer 1 (2.5) 1 (2.2)
 Household Income (n, %)
  $70,000/year or less 13 (33.3) 23 (51.1)
  More than $70,000/year 22 (56.4) 20 (44.4)
  Don’t know/Refuse to answer 4 (10.3) 2 (4.4)