Table 1

Characteristics of study participants

All subjectsInactive at baseline only (<3344 kJ/week)
Control n=386Prescription n=380Pres. & booklets n=376Control n=209Prescription n=238Pres. & booklets n=233
*p<0.05 for difference from controls.
Pres., prescription.
Female (%) 60.658.4 62.467.063.066.4
Mean age (years) 41.843.4 42.641.844.3*42.9
Education - 10 years (%) 49.549.5 50.349.852.152.4
Language - non-English (%) 12.419.2* 13.815.321.815.0
Inactive - <3344 kJ/week (%) 54.162.6* 62.0*
Total min of activity (median)14595*120404540