Table 1

The subject characteristics
Total sample Men Women
N 42 11 31
Age 43.2 (9.2) 42.1 (8.5) 43.6 (9.5)
Height (cm) 172.2 (9.1) 182.3 (8.0) 168.6 (6.4)
Weight (kg) 118.2 (18.2) 127.1 (16.0) 115.1 (18.0)
BMI (kg/m2) 39.8 (5.7) 38.3 (4.9) 40.4 (6.0)
WC (cm) 127.6 (13.2) 131.8 (11.3) 126.1 (13.7)
VO2max (l/min) 3.29 (0.66) (n = 32) 4.16 (0.60) (n = 8) 3.00 (0.37) (n = 24)
VO2max (ml/kg/min) 27.61 (5.19) (n = 32) 32.30 (5.41) (n = 8) 26.05 (4.15) (n = 24)
PA level (counts/min) 167.6 (64.8) (n = 40) 146.4 (68.4) (n = 10) 174.7 (63.1) (n = 30)
ICP 1151 (685) 1335 (720) 1087 (673)
Resting VO2 (l/min) 0.36 (0.07) 0.42 (0.09) 0.34 (0.05)
Resting VO2 (ml/kg/min) 3.04 (0.40) 3.26 (0.43) 2.96 (0.36)
Walking speed at 3 METs (km/h) 2.60 (0.57) 3.00 (0.37) 2.47 (0.58)

Mean (SD). BMI = body mass index, WC = waist circumference, VO2max = maximal oxygen consumption, PA level = physical activity level; ICP = individual cut point; Resting VO2 = resting oxygen consumption; METs = metabolic equivalents.

Aadland and Steene-Johannessen

Aadland and Steene-Johannessen BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012 12:172   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-172

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