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Table 2 Unadjusted data on the physical activity behaviour of study participants

From: Effects of a lifestyle intervention in routine care on prenatal physical activity – findings from the cluster-randomised GeliS trial

 Time pointIntervention groupControl groupEffect size (95% CI)p value
nMean ± SDnMean ± SD
Total PA
 Total PAT0n = 975166.2 ± 65.6n = 935176.0 ± 75.1  
T1n = 906144.5 ± 59.8n = 908144.4 ± 67.91.18 (−4.26, 6.61)0.672
 Time effect  p < 0.001 p < 0.001  
 TALIAT0n = 978153.2 ± 65.7n = 942162.7 ± 75.4  
T1n = 909129.8 ± 61.4n = 911129.7 ± 69.11.62 (−4.12, 7.36)0.580
 Time effect  p < 0.001 p < 0.001  
Intensity
 SedentaryT0n = 101713.0 ± 10.8n = 97113.0 ± 11.8  
T1n = 95314.5 ± 12.1n = 93914.9 ± 12.7−0.44 (−1.65, 0.76)0.472
 Time effect  p < 0.001 p < 0.001  
 Light-intensityT0n = 1002104.6 ± 39.0n = 965107.5 ± 41.2  
T1n = 93790.7 ± 41.8n = 92690.2 ± 42.02.13 (−3.33, 7.59)0.445
 Time effect  p < 0.001 p < 0.001  
 Moderate-intensityT0n = 99247.5 ± 47.3n = 95353.7 ± 56.0  
T1n = 92238.3 ± 33.6n = 92139.2 ± 39.7−0.34 (−3.94, 3.26)0.853
 Time effect  p < 0.001 p < 0.001  
 Vigorous-intensityT0n = 10171.4 ± 3.5n = 9761.5 ± 4.2  
T1n = 9590.9 ± 2.5n = 9380.6 ± 2.20.33 (0.10, 0.55)0.004
 Time effect  p < 0.001 p < 0.001  
Type
 Household activityT0n = 100568.9 ± 55.0n = 96276.4 ± 60.0  
T1n = 93469.7 ± 49.6n = 92175.2 ± 57.0−5.37 (−14.14, 3.39)0.230
 Time effect  p = 0.564 p = 0.127  
 Occupational activityT0n = 77572.0 ± 42.3n = 73974.7 ± 49.4  
T1n = 45061.8 ± 36.4n = 40759.3 ± 40.33.93 (−3.34, 11.20)0.289
 Time effect  p < 0.001 p < 0.001  
 Sport activityT0n = 10079.9 ± 9.4n = 9659.6 ± 9.9  
T1n = 93811.9 ± 9.1n = 9319.8 ± 9.12.30 (1.10, 3.50)< 0.001
 Time effect  p < 0.001 p = 0.282  
 Transportation activityT0n = 100615.0 ± 12.3n = 97315.3 ± 13.3  
T1n = 94414.0 ± 11.4n = 93814.0 ± 12.10.60 (−1.49, 2.69)0.575
 Time effect  p = 0.009 p = 0.004  
 InactivityT0n = 101717.6 ± 14.0n = 96917.6 ± 14.6  
T1n = 95119.2 ± 14.7n = 93519.4 ± 14.9−0.29 (−1.67, 1.09)0.681
 Time effect  p < 0.001 p < 0.001  
Meeting PA recommendations (n (%))1 OR (95% CI) 
 T0 504/1007 (50.0%)428/965 (44.4%)  
T1 597/938 (63.6%)458/931 (49.2%)1.84 (1.36, 2.48)< 0.001
  1. Depicted are mean MET-h/week ± SD; OR: Odds ratio; PA: Physical activity;
  2. T0: Assessment before the end of the 12th week of gestation;
  3. T1: Assessment after the 29th week of gestation;
  4. TALIA: Total Physical Activity of Light Intensity and Above.
  5. 1Meeting recommendations defined as ≥ 7.5 MET-h/week in category sports activity of moderate-intensity or greater