Keeping Pace

6/30/2008

AT THE TOP

The top 20 Amazing Pacers by distance covered 55,949 miles, average 7.8 miles per day with an average age of 59 years. The top 20 includes:

Grady Bailey, Raymond Rooney, Dale Cox, Ted Giordano, Lanelle Giordano, Hayley Smith, Jerry Horton, Thomas Sorrell, Marjorie Walker, Bob Rambo, Donald Lewis, Sheryl Downs, Timmy Green, Robert Hill, Wally Cason, Carey Upshaw, Virginia Bailey, David Fuquay, Will Dowling and David Cox.

 

BY THE NUMBERS

All Pacers

• 107 non health plan members

• 494 health plan members enrolled

• 354 eligible for disease management

• 162 of whom reported being sedentary

• 198 of all health plan PACERs self-reported sedentary

• 249 overweight or obese, 168 of whom reported being sedentary

• 335 were age 50 years or older, 146 of whom self-reported sedentary

• 350 PACERs wore the pedometer more than 100 days, 58 percent sustained active participation

• 220 PACERs who self-reported as sedentary at the start, 110 can be proven “active” based on step data

Health Plan Only

Sustained, active participation (wore pedometer 100+ days)

• 296 health plan PACERs wore the pedometer more than 100 days (60 percent sustained active participation)

• 209 were eligible for disease management (59 percent) and 163 were overweight, obese or morbidly obese (65 percent)

• 197 were age 50 over older (59 percent)

Sedentary to Active

• 96 health plan PACERs went from sedentary to active (48 percent)

• 5 were morbidly obese, 48 obese, 34 overweight (52 percent)

• 76 qualified for disease management (47 percent)

• 67 were age 50 or older (46 percent)