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Table 1 Baseline participant characteristics (n = 227)

From: Year-round effects of a four-week randomized controlled trial using different types of feedback on employees’ physical activity

Participant characteristics MIG (n = 54) PG (n = 55) DG (n = 56) CoachG (n = 56) p-Value
Gender (male) 46 46 46 45 0.997
Marital status (currently married) 42 64 60 46 0.529
Education (higher educated) 67 71 61 71 0.990
Smoking status (smokers) 15 7 7 11 0.557
Age (years) 41.2 ± 11.0 43.3 ± 10.7 44.3 ± 9.9 40.7 ± 9.8 0.211
BMI (kg/m2) 26.4 ± 3.3 26.8 ± 4.2 27.5 ± 3.9 27.8 ± 4.5 0.216
Body fat (%) 28.4 ± 6.6 29.4 ± 6.7 29.6 ± 6.9 29.4 ± 5.8 0.753
SBP (mmHg) 122.7 ± 16.0 126.7 ± 17.4 125.7 ± 16.4 120.8 ± 15.0 0.193
DBP (mmHg) 82.3 ± 10.3 83.2 ± 11.4 83.3 ± 10.4 78.6 ± 8.5 0.056
FPACQ (METs) 1.68 ± 0.20 1.63 ± 0.11 1.71 ± 0.19 1.68 ± 0.16 0.148
Daily steps (number) 9855 ± 2983 8840 ± 2306 11,079 ± 3431 9978 ± 2940 0.001
Daily MVPA (minutes) 116 ± 42 101 ± 45 118 ± 46 107 ± 51 0.186
Active daily EE (kcal) 595 ± 234 516 ± 245 638 ± 305 578 ± 289 0.125
Total daily EE (kcal) 2713 ± 402 2634 ± 484 2835 ± 533 2751 ± 534 0.187
PAL (METs) 1.46 ± 0.14 1.39 ± 0.16 1.47 ± 0.16 1.41 ± 0.17 0.030
  1. MIG Minimal Intervention Group, PG Pedometer Group, DG Display Group, CoachG Coaching Group, BMI body mass index, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, FPACQ Flemish Physical Activity Computerized Questionnaire, METs metabolic equivalent of task, MVPA moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, EE energy expenditure, kcal kilocalories, PAL physical activity level
  2. Values are means and standard deviations (SD) for continuous variables and percentages within group for categorical variables. Differences between groups were tested with ANOVA for continuous variables and Chi-square for categorical variables