Table 1

Mean age, maturity, physical activity and dietary characteristics of both groups at baseline
HIT group (n = 42) Control (n = 47)
Age 16.8 ± 0.5 16.6 ± 0.6
Physical activity levels 2.3 ± 0.4 2.1 ± 0.7 (44)*
Tanner stage
Pre-pubescents (Stage 1) 5 1
Pubescents (Stages 2, 3 and 4) 25 21
Post-pubescents (Stage 5) 12 25
Dietary measures
Total fat 36.4 ± 4.5 (38)* 36.1 ± 4.6 (41)*
Saturated fat 13.6 ± 2.2 (38)* 13.7 ± 2.2 (41)*
Total calories 1723.8 ± 469.4 (38)* 1569.2 ± 365.1 (41)*

*Where n = denoted number, actual sample number is presented in.

Buchan et al.

Buchan et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:498   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-498

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