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Table 1 Background information of the study participants at pre and post interventionb

From: Effect of a pedometer-based walking challenge on increasing physical activity levels amongst hospital workers

Variable Cross-sectional sample Pre (n = 212) n(%) Cross-sectional sample Post (n = 194) n(%) Subsample with pedometer data (n = 54) a n(%)
Gender
 Female 64 (30.2) 69 (35.6) 23 (43.4)
 Male 148 (69.8) 125 (64.4) 30 (56.6)
Age group (years)
 35 and below 43 (20.3) 36 (18.6) 15 (28.3)
 35–44 95 (44.8) 82 (42.3) 12 (22.6)
 45–54 57 (26.9) 54 (27.8) 21 (39.6)
 55 and above 17 (8.0) 22 (11.3) 5 (9.4)
Marital status
 Married 178 (84.0) 163 (84.0) 24 (88.9)
 Single 34 (16.0) 31 (16.0) 3 (11.1)
Height (cm) Mean ± SD 171.2 ± 17.8 168.6 ± 27.4 167.7 ± 9.5
Weight (kg) Mean ± SD 79.1 ± 16.3 77.9 ± 15.9 75.2 ± 17.9
Ever Smoked
 No 115 (54.2) 107 (55.2) 20 (74.1)
 Yes 97 (45.8) 87 (44.8) 7 (25.9)
If yes, frequency of smoking
 No 93 (60.0) 99 (66.0) 26 (96.3)
 Rarely 21 (13.5) 16 (10.7) 0 (0)
 Sometimes 27 (17.4) 25 (16.7) 1 (3.7)
 Most of the time 14 (9.0) 10 (6.7) 0 (0)
Ethnicity
 Arab 77 (36.3) 70 (36.1) 20 (37.7)
 Asian/Pacific Islander 31 (14.6) 27 (13.9) 19 (35.8)
 Black 2 (0.9) 4 (2.1) 0 (0)
 Hispanic or Latino 5 (2.4) 1 (0.5) 1 (1.9)
 Other 5 (2.4) 5 (2.6) 0 (0)
 White 92 (43.4) 87 (44.8) 13 (24.5)
Education level
 High school graduate 17 (8.0) 10 (5.2) 1 (3.7)
 Diploma or the equivalent 30 (14.2) 39 (20.1) 5 (18.5)
 Bachelor’s degree 80 (37.7) 69 (35.6) 12 (44.4)
 Master’s degree 49 (23.1) 34 (17.5) 5 (18.5)
 Professional degree 12 (5.7) 12 (6.2) 0 (0.0)
 Doctorate degree 24 (11.3) 30 (15.5) 4 (14.8)
  1. aNot all subsample with pedometer data n = 54 provided this information, percentages are computed based on valid counts
  2. bNo statistical differences in participant’s characteristics at pre vs post intervention