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Table 1 Baseline Participant Characteristics: Socio-demographics and Health Status

From: The HealtheSteps™ lifestyle prescription program to improve physical activity and modifiable risk factors for chronic disease: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial

Characteristic Comparator (n = 59) Intervention (n = 59)
Age, y, mean (SD) 58.6 (14.7) 56.8 (12.3)
Female sex, No. (%) 48 (81.4%) 45 (76.3%)
White ethnicity, No. (%) 58 (98.3%) 57 (96.6%)
Marital status, No. (%)
 Never married 4 (6.8%) 6 (10.2%)
 Married/Common-law 33 (55.9%) 38 (64.4%)
 Separated/Divorced 13 (22.0%) 10 (17.0%)
 Widowed 9 (15.3%) 5 (8.5%)
Education, No. (%)
 High school or less 19 (32.2%) 16 (27.1%)
 Greater than high school 40 (67.8%) 43 (72.9%)
Current smoker, No. (%) 5 (8.5%) 4 (6.8%)
Current medical conditions, No. (%)
 High blood pressure 19 (32.2%) 14 (23.7%)
 High cholesterol 16 (27.1%) 17 (28.8%)
 Type 2 diabetes 8 (13.6%) 10 (17.0%)
 High blood sugar 9 (15.3%) 10 (17.0%)
 Depression or anxiety 16 (27.1%) 18 (30.5%)
 Back problems 20 (33.9%) 16 (27.1%)
 Arthritis/joint problems 22 (37.3%) 20 (34.5%)
 Asthma, emphysema or bronchitis 5 (8.5%) 2 (3.4%)
  1. Abbreviation: SD standard deviation