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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the Pace-Lift cohort

From: Evaluation of reliability and validity of the General Practice Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPPAQ) in 60–74 year old primary care patients

  N = 298 n (%)
Age at randomisation1  
 60-64 years 110 (37 %)
 65-69 years 105 (35 %)
 70-74 years 83 (28 %)
Gender: Male 138 (46 %)
Retired/not in employment (GPPAQ questionnaire) 193 (67 %)
Marital status: married 240 (81 %)
General Health2: Very Good or Good 260 (89 %)
Chronic diseases2  
 None 91 (31 %)
 1-2 178 (60 %)
 ≥3 29 (10 %)
Townsend disability score2  
 None (0) 204 (70 %)
 Mild disability (1–5) 82 (28 %)
 Moderate or severe disability (6–18) 7 (2 %)
Body Mass Index: Overweight/obese (≥25 kg/m2) 200 (67 %)
Accelerometry data (mean (sd) of adjusted data3):  
 Baseline step count per day 7347 (2839)
 Total weekly minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in bouts of at least 10 min 92 (108)
  1. 110 subjects were 75 years at randomisation, due to delays between invitation to participate and randomisation
  2. 2Full references for General Health, Chronic Disease Score and Townsend Disability Score, are given in the trial protocol [14]
  3. 3Accelerometry data (step counts and MVPA) were adjusted for day of the week and day order of wearing the accelerometer in a multi-level model with household and participant as random effects