Table 2

Characteristics of participants in intervention and control groups at baseline

CharacteristicIntervention (N=544)Control (N=545)
Age (years)59.1 (6.8)58.7 (6.9)
Body mass index29.2 (5.8)29.2 (6.1)
Weight (kg)73.2 (0.6)72.7 (0.6)
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)122.8 (0.7)123.4 (0.8)
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)73.8 (0.4)74.7 (0.4)
Leisure exercise/week (min)58 (84)60 (91)
Current smokers (%)67 (12)70 (13)
Lower socio-economic status25 (%)87 (16)75 (14)
With tertiary education (%)230 (42)246 (45)
Part-/full-time employed (%)337 (62)350 (64)
  • Figures are means (SD) or N (%).