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Table 1 Characteristics of participants in the intervention and control sites at baseline and follow-up

From: The impact of a new exercise facility on physical activity at the community level: a non-randomized panel study in Japan

Items Baseline P Follow-up P
Intervention site Control site Intervention site Control site
N 821 845 1018 924
Age, Mean ± SD 52.9 ± 12.5 53.1 ± 12.5 0.68 52.1 ± 12.3 53.2 ± 12.4 0.04
Gender, % Men 40.9 42.0 0.65 43.3 46.0 0.24
Education level, % > 12 years 51.8 65.1 <  0.001 55.8 67.6 <  0.001
Marital status, % Single 7.6 5.9 0.18 9.1 6.1 0.01
Employment status, % Working 65.4 58.9 0.01 69.7 65.2 0.03
BMI, Mean ± SD 22.3 ± 3.3 22.2 ± 3.1 0.64 22.2 ± 3.2 22.3 ± 3.1 0.68
Self-rated health, % Good a 88.6 89.6 0.50 87.7 88.4 0.64
  1. a Scores 3 and 4 on a scale ranging from 1 (bad health) to 4 (good health)