Table 1

Characteristics of the study participants according to sex, study area and timepoint

FIN-D2D area

Control area


Beginning

End

Beginning

End


Men

Number of subjects, invited

3175

3329

2060

1921

Participated (%)

1789 (56.3)

1982 (59.5)

984 (47.8)

1066 (55.5)

Age, years

59.1 (8.1)

60.1 (8.5)*

59.3 (7.8)

60.2 (8.2)*

Weight, kg

85.6 (14.2)

84.4 (14.3)*

85.1 (13.2)

84.5 (14.4)

BMI, kg/m2

27.8 (4.1)

27.4 (4.2)*

27.9 (3.9)

27.6 (4.3)

Waist, cm

99.2 (11.6)

99.2 (11.8)

98.5 (11.1)

99.1 (12.1)

Women

Number of subjects, invited

3173

3319

2067

1931

Participated (%)

2023 (63.8)

2174 (65.5)

1054 (51.0)

1184 (61.3)

Age, years

58.5 (8.2)

59.3 (8.3)*

58.3 (7.8)

59.7 (8.4)*

Weight, kg

72.6 (13.7)

72.3 (14.2)

72.7 (13.7)

72.1 (14.2)

BMI, kg/m2

27.7 (5.1)

27.6 (5.3)

28.0 (5.0)

27.6 (5.4)*

Waist, cm

89.2 (13.2)

89.7 (13.3)

87.5 (12.6)

89.4 (13.5)*

Total

Number of subjects, invited

6348

6648

4127

3852

Participated (%)

3812 (60.1)

4156 (62.5)

2038 (49.4)

2250 (58.4)

Age, years

58.8 (8.1)

59.7 (8.4)*

58.8 (7.8)

60.0 (8.3)*

Weight, kg

78.7 (15.4)

78.1 (15.5)*

78.7 (14.8)

78.0 (15.6)

BMI, kg/m2

27.8 (4.7)

27.5 (4.8)*

27.9 (4.5)

27.6 (4.9)*

Waist, cm

93.9 (13.4)

94.3 (13.5)

92.8 (13.1)

94.0 (13.7)*


Data are presented as means (standard deviation) except where noted otherwise.

* p< 0.05 (adjusted for age) for the change from the beginning to the end of the study.

Salopuro et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:350   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-350

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