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Table 6 Adult Physical Activity, Healthy Eating Behavioral Outcomes, and BMI at baseline (N = 313)

From: Design and evaluation of a coalition-led obesity initiative to promote healthy eating and physical activity in low-income, ethnically diverse communities: the Go! Austin/Vamos! Austin initiative

Question Totala (n = 313) Interventiona (n = 150) Controla (n = 163) p-valueb
Physical Activity Outcomes
During the past 7 days, how many times did you exercise or take part in any vigorous physical activity for at least 20 min?
 Never 56 (18.9) 33 (21.0) 23 (16.5)  
 1–2 times 106 (35.8) 49 (31.2) 57 (41.0)  
 3–4 times 90 (30.4) 49 (31.2) 41 (29.5)  
 5–6 times 27 (9.1) 17 (10.8) 10 (7.2)  
 7 times 17 (5.7) 9 (5.7) 8 (5.8) 0.50
During the past 7 days, did you walk for exercise (outdoor, indoor, treadmill)?
 Yes 214 (68.4) 105 (70.0) 109 (66.9)  
 No 99 (31.6) 45 (30.0) 54 (33.1) 0.55
Healthy Eating Outcomes
How often do you have fresh fruits and vegetables available in your home?
 Never 2 (0.7) 1 (0.6) 1 (0.6)  
 Rarely 16 (5.3) 8 (4.9) 8 (4.9)  
 Sometimes 127 (41.9) 58 (41.1) 69 (42.6)  
 Often 36 (11.9) 17 (12.1) 19 (11.7)  
 Always 122 (40.3) 57 (40.4) 65 (40.1) 0.99
How often do you have frozen, dried, or canned fruits or vegetables available in your home?
 Never 30 (9.8) 14 (9.8) 16 (9.9)  
 Rarely 51 (16.7) 25 (17.5) 26 (16.0)  
 Sometimes 78 (25.6) 32 (22.4) 46 (28.4)  
 Often 85 (27.9) 41 (28.7) 44 (27.2)  
 Always 61 (20.0) 31 (21.7) 30 (18.5) 0.81
Do you eat more than one variety of fruit each day?
 No 32 (10.2) 12 (8.0) 20 (12.3)  
 Sometimes 160 (51.1) 77 (51.3) 83 (50.9)  
 Yes, often 78 (24.9) 41 (27.3) 37 (22.7)  
 Yes, every day 43 (13.7) 20 (13.3) 23 (14.1) 0.55
Do you eat more than one variety of vegetables each day?
 No 29 (9.4) 13 (8.8) 16 (9.9)  
 Sometimes 280 (90.3) 134 (90.5) 146 (90.1)  
 Yes, often 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.00)  
 Yes, every day 1 (0.6) 1 (0.6) 0 (0.00) 0.68
What is the total amount of fruit you eat each day?
 0 cups 13 (4.2) 5 (3.4) 8 (5.0)  
 ½ cup 65 (21.2) 30 (20.5) 35 (21.7)  
 1 cup 120 (39.1) 59 (40.4) 61 (37.9)  
 1-½ cups 63 (20.5) 31 (21.2) 33 (19.9)  
 2 cups 46 (15.0) 21 (14.4) 25 (15.5) 0.95
What is the total amount of vegetables you eat each day?
 0 cups 11 (3.6) 3 (2.1) 8 (5.0)  
 ½ cup 85 (27.7) 46 (31.5) 39 (24.2)  
 1 cup 98 (31.9) 39 (26.7) 59 (36.6)  
 1-½ cups 66 (21.5) 38 (26.0) 28 (17.4)  
 2 cups 47 (15.3) 20 (13.7) 27 (16.8) 0.07
BMI Categories (Measured)
Parent
 Normal weight 59 (19.0) 28 (19.0) 31 (19.0)  
 Overweight 86 (27.7) 46 (31.3) 40 24.5)  
 Obese 165 (53.2) 73 (49.7) 92 (56.4) 0.38
Child
 Normal weight 187 (60.1) 93 (62.4) 94 (58.0)  
 Overweight 40 (12.9) 20 (13.4) 20 (12.3)  
 Obese 84 (27.0) 36 (24.2) 48 (29.6) 0.56
  1. a. Totals for individual variables are less than group totals due to missing values; percentages do not always add up to 100 due to rounding errors
  2. b. p-values for χ2 tests, α = 0.05