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Table 2 Descriptive characteristics of participants at intervention baseline (N = 14)

From: “It was just for us”: qualitative evaluation of an exercise intervention for African-American couples

Variables aExercised Together (n = 8) bExercised Separately (n = 6)
Age (years ± SD) 65.1 ± 6.3 (range 58–74) 64.2 ± 8.0 (range 55–72)
Self-Identified Gender (n) Female: 4 Female: 3
Male: 4 Male: 3
Time in Current Relationship (years ± SD) 44.3 ± 5.5 (range 37–49) 32.5 ± 15.2 (range 15–52)
Body Mass Index (kg/m2 ± SD) 31.7 ± 4.6 (range 26.0–38.5) 28.7 ± 4.8 (range 23.1–36.8)
Physical Activity (average steps/day) 6355 ± 1308 (range 5235–7942) 6207 ± 2091 (range 2131–7881)
Highest Education Level (n) High School Graduate or GED: 1 High School Graduate or GED: 1
Some College: 1 Some College: 0
Associate’s Degree: 1 Associate’s Degree: 0
Bachelor’s Degree: 4 Bachelor’s Degree: 3
Master’s Degree: 1 Master’s Degree: 2
Employment Status (n) Employed Full Time: 2 Employed Full Time: 1
Employed Part Time: 3 Employed Part Time: 0
Self-Employed: 0 Self-Employed: 3
Retired: 3 Retired: 2
Gross Annual Household Income (n) $50,000–$74,999: 0 $50,000–$74,999: 3
$75,000–$99,999: 2 $75,000–$99,999: 0
$100,000 or more: 6 $100,000 or more: 3
Relationship/Household Status (n) Married, with dependents: 0 Married, with dependents: 1
Married, no dependents: 8 Married, no dependents: 5
  1. All participants who attended the focus groups completed the 12-week exercise intervention
  2. aFour couples were represented (i.e., both partners in each couple attended the focus group)
  3. bFour couples were represented (i.e., both partners in two couples attended the focus group and two couples had only one partner attend)