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Table 3 Blood glucose and lipid profile by activity levels of intervention and control group

From: Effect of physical activity on fasting blood glucose and lipid profile among low income housewives in the MyBFF@home study

  N Baseline
(Mean, SD)
3 months
(Mean, SD)
6 months
(Mean, SD)
P-value*
Fasting Blood Sugar
 Intervention Active 39 5.4 (0.66) 5.2 (0.53) 5.2 (0.69) 0.596
 Intervention Inactive 38 5.5 (1.01) 5.3 (0.73) 5.3 (0.64)  
 Control Active 26 5.8 (0.95) 5.5 (0.66) 5.5 (0.89)  
 Control Inactive 42 5.8 (1.38) 5.8 (1.60) 5.8 (1.90)  
Total Cholesterol
 Intervention Active 40 5.6 (1.12) 5.5 (0.81) 5.4 (0.96) 0.450
 Intervention Inactive 39 5.6 (0.96) 5.3 (0.80) 5.3 (0.98)  
 Control Active 28 5.9 (0.99) 5.7 (0.94) 5.8 (1.00)  
 Control Inactive 43 5.8 (1.17) 5.4 (1.06) 5.6 (0.98)  
HDL
 Intervention Active 40 1.32 (0.27) 1.34 (0.28) 1.30 (0.29) 0.072
 Intervention Inactive 40 1.32 (0.20) 1.31 (0.25) 1.25 (0.25)  
 Control Active 28 1.42 (0.20) 1.31 (0.23) 1.32 (0.20)  
 Control Inactive 43 1.41 (0.23) 1.32 (0.24) 1.29 (0.24)  
LDL
 Intervention Active 40 4.6 (1.38) 4.4 (0.97) 4.0 (0.98) 0.807
 Intervention Inactive 40 4.4 (0.93) 4.2 (0.97) 4.0 (0.96)  
 Control Active 28 4.8 (1.19) 4.6 (1.12) 4.2 (0.97)  
 Control Inactive 43 4.7 (1.44) 4.4 (1.27) 4.1 (1.04)  
Triglycerides
 Intervention Active 40 1.35 (0.67) 1.54 (0.73) 1.23 (0.50) 0.021
 Intervention Inactive 39 1.19 (0.41) 1.40 (0.55) 1.29 (0.45)  
 Control Active 28 1.48 (0.63) 1.55 (0.82) 1.38 (0.54)  
 Control Inactive 42 1.31 (0.62) 1.39 (0.62) 1.50 (0.66)  
MET-minutes per week
 Intervention Active 49 1598 (2130) 2227 (2072) 1676 (1331) 0.029
 Intervention Inactive 49 1722 (2308) 989 (893) 750 (1384)  
 Control Active 31 1874 (1883) 1748 (1168) 1455 (1104)  
 Control Inactive 46 1694 (2421) 779 (798) 749 (859)  
  1. *GLM (Repeated measures)