Table 1

Baseline characteristics of patients allocated exercise programme or best care.

Characteristics

Exercise

Completed

Follow up

Best Care

Completed

Follow up

Exercise

Lost to

Follow up

Best Care

Lost to

Follow up


N

55

51

9

12

Age (years)

71(5)

74 (6)

Living in rural areas (%)

67

65

67

33

Living alone (%)

24

18

22

17

Education, primary school or higher (%)

40

37

44

33

Income (€/month), (%):

less than 360

4

3

11

0

360 to 600

89

91

89

92

more than 600

7

6

0

8

Daily smoking (1 or more cigarette/day)

1

0

0

0

Daily alcohol consumption (%)

11

4

Physical activity standardised (%)

0

0

0

0

Overweight (%)

80

86

78

83

BMI

29.7 (4.2)

30.6 (4.3)

Diabetes mellitus type II (%)

40

39

33

25

Moderate depressed (%)

33

39

44

33


Gusi et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:231   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-231

Open Data