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Table 1 Participant characteristics, overall and within mile change groups (week 8 minus week 1)

From: Evaluation of Walk Across Texas! – a web-based community physical activity program

  Mile Change Groups
VariableOverall
(N = 11,116)
No Change
(n = 606)
Increase
(n = 6452)
Decrease
(n = 4058)
Age (years)44.89 ± 14.0647.45 ± 17.0744.62 ± 13.8544.95 ± 13.85
Gender (%)a
 Women76.673.476.876.9
 Men23.326.623.223.1
Race (%)a
 Anglo70.368.269.472.0
 Hispanic15.915.516.015.9
 African American8.58.99.17.5
 Native American1.22.01.40.8
 Multiracial1.72.21.91.5
 Asian1.60.81.61.7
 Hawaiian0.11.20.00.1
 Physical Activity (days/week)4.17 ± 2.244.00 ± 2.314.15 ± 2.264.24 ± 2.20
Leisure Sitting Time (%)a
  < 1 h/day25.441.625.622.6
 1–3 h/day52.942.152.755.0
  ≥ 4 h/day21.716.321.722.4
Activity Type (%)b
 Other Activity94.095.493.494.8
 Walk20.516.022.018.9
 Run5.22.15.45.2
 Bike3.42.33.83.0
 Swim1.20.71.31.1
Activity Location (%)b
 Other Location95.298.294.595.8
 Neighborhood48.950.048.749.1
 Park32.928.233.432.8
 Worksite29.823.329.830.8
 Gym28.931.429.228.0
 Home23.021.123.123.2
 Track10.711.411.29.8
 Mall5.35.85.15.7
Reason for Participation (%)a
 Personal Health33.434.033.932.4
 Employee Wellness Program21.913.722.022.9
 WAT! Challenge18.312.517.220.9
 Support Friend/Family7.17.37.26.9
 School Event3.32.03.63.2
  1. aCumulative percentage; bPercent of responses (i.e. those answering that item)