Table 5

Changes in physical activity after six months: comparisons between groups
Dichotomous outcome measures OR (group variable)a 95% CI P (group variable)
Dutch physical activity guidelines
  Compliance with DNHPA 1.5 0.8-3.0 0.22
  Compliance with Fit-norm 5.1 2.3-11.1 <0.001*
  Compliance with Combi-norm 3.3 1.4-7.7 0.006*
Continuous outcome measures b-coefficient (group variable)a,b 95% CI P (group variable)
Physical activity by intensity
  Light-intensity activities 38 −234-311 0.78
  Moderate-intensity activities −126 −265-12 0.07
  Vigorous-intensity activities 152 80-223 <0.001*
Physical activity by domain
  Commuting activities 22 −27-71 0.37
  Leisure-time activities 19 −63-101 0.65
  Sports activities 107 69-145 <0.001*
  Household activities −45 −220-131 0.62
  Activities at work and school 5 −216-226 0.96
Total time spent in physical activity 20 −274-313 0.90

aMultiple (linear or logistic) regression analyses were conducted with physical activity level at six months as the dependent variable, and group (Start to Run group versus control group, with the control group as the reference category) as the independent variable. Adjustments were made for baseline physical activity levels.

bUnstandardized regression coefficient.

*Significant (p<0.05) difference in physical activity between groups.

Ooms et al.

Ooms et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:697   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-697

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