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Table 2 Unadjusted means (SD) of allotment gardeners and neighbors

From: Allotment gardening and health: a comparative survey among allotment gardeners and their neighbors without an allotment

  Allotment gardeners
n = 121
Neighbors
n = 63
 
Dependent measure [range] Mean
(SD)
Mean
(SD)
Mean Difference
(95% CI)
p
Health     
Composite z-score 0.04
(0.69)
-0.09
(0.82)
0.13
(-0.1 to 0.36)
.26
Perceived general health [1-5] 3.32
(0.79)
3.24
(0.78)
0.08
(-0.16 to 0.33)
.49
Physical constraints [1-3] 1.26
(0.32)
1.27
(0.38)
-0.01
(-0.1 to 0.11)
.89
Health complaints [0-7] 2.63
(2.32)
3.19
(2.35)
-0.56
(-1.28 to 0.15)
.12
Chronic illnesses [0-5] 0.55
(0.71)
0.54
(0.74)
0.01
(-0.21 to 0.23)
.96
GP consults past 2 months [0-6] 0.61
(0.91)
0.92
(1.34)
-0.31
(-0.64 to 0.2)
.07
Well-being     
Composite z-score 0.08
(0.67)
-0.14
(0.68)
0.22
(0.02 to 0.43
< .04
Stress [1-6] 2.53
(1.15)
2.77
(1.13)
-0.24
(-0.59 to 0.11)
.18
Life satisfaction [1-3] 2.26
(0.43)
2.12
(0.48)
0.14
(0 to 0.28)
< .05
Loneliness [0-2] 0.45
(0.72)
0.65
(0.85)
-0.2
(-0.43 to 0.04)
.10
Contacts with friends [1-12] 7.23
(3.04)
6.89
(2.99)
0.34
(-0.59 to 1.27)
.47
Physical activity     
Physical activity in summer [days p.w.] 5.8
(1.53)
4.9
(2.15)
0.9
(0.36 to 1.44)
< .01