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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of participants based on the eligibility for participation in the Income Security Program (ISP)

From: Health measures of Eeyouch (Cree) who are eligible to participate in the on-the-land Income Security Program in Eeyou Istchee (northern Quebec, Canada)

  Income Security Program Eligibility
Ineligible to participate (≤ 119 days on-the-land) Eligible to participate (≥ 120 days on-the-land)
Variable Male
(n)
Female
(n)
All
(n)
Mean (SD) Male
(n)
Female
(n)
All
(n)
Mean (SD)
Activity (hours/week)a
 Vigorous 78 71 149 1.52 (1.80) 19 14 33 3.50 (2.43)
 Moderate 101 124 225 2.03 (2.04) 24 22 46 3.71 (2.95)
 Walking 99 113 212 1.87 (2.78) 23 14 37 1.70 (1.84)
Anthropometry
 BMI (kg/m2) 172 272 444 32.98 (7.37) 45 37 82 34.22 (8.80)
 Waist circumference (cm) 173 272 445 107.99 (15.91) 45 37 82 112.20 (14.33)
Traditional diet (nmol/L)
 Omega-3 108 137 245 6.20 (1.51) 25 17 42 7.66 (1.61)
Lipid (nmol/L)
 Cholesterol 173 273 446 0.73 (0.07) 45 37 82 0.75 (0.07)
 LDL 172 267 439 0.53 (0.10) 42 37 79 0.56 (0.09)
 HDL 173 273 446 0.35 (0.06) 45 37 82 0.36 (0.05)
Inflammatory Markerb
 TNF-α (pg/mL) 108 137 245 2.94 (2.20) 25 18 43 2.77 (3.04)
 IL-6 (pg/mL) 108 137 245 2.42 (1.99) 25 18 43 2.95 (1.79)
 CRP (mg/L) 108 137 245 2.58 (3.17) 25 18 43 3.30 (2.59)
Contaminantb (nmol/L)
 Blood [Hg] 173 273 446 15.57 (3.66) 45 37 82 63.94 (3.14)
 Age mean (SD) 34.47 (15.74) 34.12 (34) 34.26 (15.49)   50.32 (18.03) 55.40 (15.04) 52.78 (16.76)  
  1. Note:
  2. a categories are not mutually exclusive due to multiple responses to activity
  3. b geometric mean and standard deviation
  4. Key: BMI body mass index, Omega-3 omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, LDL low density lipoprotein, HDL high density lipoprotein, TNF-α tumor necrosis factor-alpha, IL-6 interleukin-6, CRP c-reactive protein, [Hg] mercury concentration