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Table 3 Summary of average steps taken (±SE) before, during, and after the intervention in relation to age, sex, and BMI status (n = 54)

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

  Time Points of the 3-month walking intervention
Pre-intervention During Post-intervention
Steps (Mean) Aerobic Steps (Mean) Steps (Mean) Aerobic Steps (Mean) Steps (Mean) Aerobic Steps (Mean)
Overall 7890 ± 713 1359 ± 399 9270 ± 672* 2275 ± 358 8998 ± 683 2109 ± 369
Sex
 Female (n = 23) 5104 ± 1054 261 ± 603 6694 ± 990 953 ± 543 6886 ± 1037 1193 ± 590
 Male (n = 30) 9357 ± 911 1937 ± 521 10,405 ± 853 2857 ± 463 9900 ± 855 2501 ± 464
Age
 <=40 (n = 21) 7447 ± 1205 1149 ± 697 10,440 ± 1093 3052 ± 588 8722 ± 1101 1756 ± 596
 > 40 (0n = 32) 8026 ± 902 1423 ± 493 8767 ± 863 1940 ± 454 9103 ± 880 2245 ± 472
BMI
 Normal (n = 21) 6058 ± 1127 532 ± 626 8722 ± 1070 2376 ± 571 8432 ± 1110 1619 ± 612
 Overweight (n = 32) 8950 ± 926 1838 ± 523 9616 ± 872 2211 ± 463 9270 ± 872 2345 ± 467
  1. *p = 0.048 when compared to baseline