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Table 1 Characteristics of the cohort at baseline comparing intervention groups

From: Physical activity calorie expenditure (PACE) labels in worksite cafeterias: effects on physical activity

 Entire Sample (n = 366)PACE-Label Group (n = 144)Calorie-Label Group (n = 222)p-value
Strength training (SD) (times per week)1.4 (2.0)1.2 (1.9)1.5 (2.0)0.27
MVPA minutes (SD) (per week)201.5 (194.8)195.5 (184.5)205.4 (201.5)0.65
Exercise MVPA minutes (SD) (per week)113.3 (138.9)104.7 (126.9)118.9 (146.3)0.36
Steps (SD) (per day)5172 (1980)4805.8 (1617.7)5411.0 (2155.7)0.01
Sedentary minutes (SD) (per day)613.0 (52.8)620.7 (49.1)608.0 (54.6)0.06
MVPA minutes (SD) (per day)18.9 (13.6)18.0 (12.5)19.6 (14.2)0.34
MVPA bout minutes (SD) (per day 10+ min bouts)9.8 (12.8)8.8 (12.2)10.5 (13.1)0.28
Age (SD) (years)42.2 (10.2)40.9 (9.6)43.0 (10.5)0.06
Female, %77.672.281.10.05
Race, %   0.05
 White46.239.650.5 
 Black43.245.141.9 
 Asian5.79.03.6 
 Other4.96.34.1 
Hispanic ethnicity, %4.96.93.60.15
Mean BMI (SD)[n = 274]a31.8 (8.0)32.1 (7.6)31.6 (8.2)0.60
 Underweight, % (< 18.5)0.41.00.00.18
 Normal Weight (18.5–24.9)19.013.322.2 
 Overweight (25.0–29.9)29.230.628.4 
 Obese (> 30.0)51.555.149.4 
Household income, %   0.32
  < $49,99930.327.832.0 
 $50,000–$99,00036.134.037.4 
 $100,000 or more33.638.230.6 
Education, %   0.20
 High school12.311.812.6 
 Tech school/Assoc. deg.23.018.825.7 
 College graduate37.443.833.3 
 Master’s degree+27.325.728.4 
  1. aBMI was only available for 274 participants (98 PACE-Label, 176 Calorie-Label)
  2. p-value for difference between PACE-Label and Calorie-Label groups at baseline