Table 4. The profile of female participants in the different training attendance
groups and in the dropout group, before the training programme started.
Percentage (%) of different variables.

 

Highly trained
(n = 57)

Moderately trained
(n = 30)

Low
trained
(n = 20)

Female dropouts
(n = 33)

Age (years SD)

45 7

43 8

43 8

40 8

Body mass index (kgm-2)

24 4

25 4

25 3

24 4

Smokers (%)

9

20

10 *

52

Previously physically active (%)

72

73

80

70

At present physically active (%)

44

57

65

33

Plenty/some physical leisure activity at present (%)

68

83

70

58

Employed (%)

93

80

80 ***

51

Good perceived health (%)

75

73

90

76

Good perceived fitness (%)

26

40

45

27

Neck symptoms (%)

47

40

40

31

Shoulder symptoms (%)

59

63

45

55

Low back symptoms (%)

42

57

25

39

Knee symptoms (%)

23

20

20

21

Ankle symptoms (%)

16

17

15

12

** and *** denote p < 0.007 and 0.001, respectively, between the groups.