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Table 4 Odds ratio to reach the planned targets at three and six month follow-up in the dance program vs. the self-selected activity program

From: A standard ballroom and Latin dance program to improve fitness and adherence to physical activity in individuals with type 2 diabetes and in obesity

Primary targets Dance group Self-selected group Odds ratio P value
At target/total cases At target/total cases (95% confidence interval)
3-month assessment     
 Weight loss (>5%) 12/41 10/54 1.97 (0.63–6.17) 0.246
 Reduced waist circumference (>5%) 12/41 13/54 2.02 (0.67–6.06) 0.209
 Reduced glycosylated hemoglobin (>0.3%)* 6/17 15/29 0.63 (0.15–2.58) 0.030
 Physical activity (>10 MET-hour/week) 39/41 33/54 9.93 (2.00–49.19) 0.005
 Increased distance at 6-min walk test (>10%) 20/41 24/54 2.12 (0.77–5.75) 0.146
6-month assessment     
 Weight loss (>5%) 10/41 10/52 1.25 (0.38–4.07) 0.716
 Reduced waist circumference (>5%) 11/41 11/52 1.27 (0.41–3.99) 0.678
 Reduced glycosylated hemoglobin (>0.3%)* 10/17 5/28 6.23 (0.82–47.62) 0.078
 Physical activity (>10 MET-hour/week) 37/41 29/52 6.21 (1.70–22.75) 0.006
 Increased distance at 6-min walk test (>10%) 28/41 23/52 3.08 (1.12–8.47) 0.029
  1. *Limited to subjects with diabetes.