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Table 4 Program Effectiveness Outcomes

From: Strengthening community-clinical linkages to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in rural NC: feasibility phase of the CHANGE study

4-Month OutcomesNaPre-Intervention Mean (SD)Post-Intervention Mean (SD)Mean Change (SD)P-value
Weight, lb.73211.8 (59.1)208.1 (57.5)−3.8 (13.1)0.02
Systolic blood pressure (SBP)76135.2 (21.7)129.8 (18.5)−5.4 (16.5)0.006
Diastolic blood pressure (DBP)7682.5 (12.1)80.2 (10.4)−2.3 (9.6)0.04
Proportion at goal66b    
 SBP (< 140), % 57.681.824.20.0002
 DBP (< 90), % 72.783.310.60.05
Nuts, healthy fats, servings weekly761.9 (0.8)2.3 (0.8)0.4 (1.0)0.0005
Fruit & vegetable servings, daily764.0 (1.6)4.9 (1.6)0.9 (1.70)< 0.0001
Sugar-sweetened beverages, servings daily761.1 (0.8)0.6 (0.7)−0.5 (0.8)< 0.0001
Physical activity, weekly minutes7168.4 (107.9)108.9 (146)40.4 (113.9)0.004
  1. aLast visit values used as post-intervention values for participants (n = 10) missing weight and blood pressure measures from the last intervention visit
  2. bExcludes participants with missing blood pressure values at the last intervention visit
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