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Table 3 Baseline characteristics for the intervention and the control group

From: Physical activity levels six months after a randomised controlled physical activity intervention for Pakistani immigrant men living in Norway

Characteristic Intervention group Control group Mean difference
  (n = 89) (n = 61) (95% CI)
Age (years) 35.7 (6.1) 39.7 (9.2) −3.9 (−6.6 to −1.2)*
Weight (kg) 83.7 (12) 84.1 (14.4) −0.3 (−4.7 to 4.1)
Height (cm) 174 (6.2) 174 (6.2) 0.6 (−1.3 to 2.7)
BMI (kg.m-²) 27.1 (3.2) 27.4 (4.2) −0.2 (−1.5 to 0.9)
Waist circumference (cm) 98 (9) 99 (11) −1.1 (−4.6 to 2.3)
Peak VO2 (ml·kg-1·min-1)† 33.9 (5.2) 34.7 (6.5) −0.7 (−3.4 to 1.9)
  1. Values are mean (standard deviation). The independent-sample t test was used to calculate significance of the difference between groups. CI confidence interval, BMI body mass index. * P = 0.005. † n = 30 and 69 for the control and the intervention groups, respectively.