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Table 4 Frequencies and percentages of health improvements noticed by Green Prescription patients

From: Combined diet and physical activity is better than diet or physical activity alone at improving health outcomes for patients in New Zealand’s primary care intervention

Health improvements Number Percent
Lost weight 618 45.9
Breathing easier 430 31.9
Less stressed 419 31.1
Sleeping better 347 25.8
Increased mobility 345 25.6
Less joint pain/discomfort 323 24.0
Less back pain 268 19.9
Feel less depressed/anxious 240 17.8
Lower blood pressure 240 17.8
Improved blood sugar levels 205 15.2
Lower cholesterol 177 13.1
Better balance/fewer falls 162 12.0
Fewer illnesses 128 9.5
Less medication 124 9.2
Smoking less 63 4.7
  1. N = 1488