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Table 3 Baseline characteristics of participants (n = 654)

From: Evaluation of an intervention to promote walking during the commute to work: a cluster randomised controlled trial

  Intervention Control
n n (%) n n (%)
Participant Demographics
 Total participants 331   323  
 Gender: Male 331 143 (43%) 323 140 (43%)
 Age (years) 321 41.2 (11.4) 314 42.0 (11.3)
 BMI:
  Underweight and normal 331 149 (45%) 323 144 (45%)
  Overweight   99 (30%)   92 (28%)
  Obese   53 (16%)   52 (16%)
  Missing   30 (9%)   35 (11%)
 Household income:
  Up to £10,000 313 1 (< 1%) 305 3 (1%)
  £10,001 - £20,000   14 (4%)   25 (8%)
  £20,001 - £30,000   39 (12%)   39 (13%)
  £30,001 - £40,000   51 (16%)   49 (16%)
  £40,001 - £50,000   67 (21%)   53 (17%)
  More than £50,000   118 (38%)   117 (38%)
  Don’t know   23 (7%)   19 (6%)
 Ethnicity:
  White British 317 288 (91%) 310 279 (90%)
  White other   15 (5%)   14 (5%)
  Mixed ethnic group   4 (1%)   3 (1%)
  Asian or British Asian   3 (1%)   6 (2%)
  Black or Black British   7 (2%)   5 (2%)
  Chinese   0 (0%)   3 (1%)
 Education:
  Higher degree, degree or equivalent 315 195 (62%) 309 182 (59%)
  A-levels or equivalent   74 (23%)   79 (26%)
  GCSEs or equivalent   41 (13%)   43 (14%)
  No formal qualifications   5 (2%)   5 (2%)
Current method of travel to work (by journeys)
 Car 327 217 (66%) 313 205 (65%)
 Public transport   44 (13%)   32 (10%)
 Walk   32 (10%)   42 (13%)
 Cycle   34 (10%)   34 (11%)
Distance between workplace and home (km)
 2 km or less 319 35 (11%) 307 30 (10%)
 Over 2 km   280 (88%)   277 (90%)
Current occupation
 Sedentary 315 239 (76%) 299 237 (79%)
 Standing   60 (19%)   42 (14%)
 Manual   15 (5%)   20 (7%)
 Heavy manual work   1 (< 1%)   0 (0%)