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Table 1 Sample characteristics of the 618 study participants

From: Exercise patterns in older adults instructed to follow moderate- or high-intensity exercise protocol – the generation 100 study

  MCT HIIT
  All (n = 313) Women (n = 152) Men (n = 161) All (n = 305) Women (n = 139) Men (n = 166)
Age (years) 72.3±1.9 72.2±1.8 72.5±2.0 72.4±2.0 72.5±1.9 72.2±2.0
Height (cm) 170.6±8.9 163.4±5.0 177.4±5.8* 170.6±8.9 163.2±5.2 176.9±6.0*
Weight (kg) 75.6±12.9 68.2±10.3 82.7±11.1* 75.6±14.0 66.5±9.9 83.3±12.3*
BMI (kg/m2) 25.9±3.6 25.6±3.8 26.3±3.4 25.8±3.5 25.0±3.5 26.6±3.3*
Sedentary time (h/d) 5.9±2.2 5.3±1.9 6.5±2.3* 5.6±2.1 5.0±1.7 6.0±2.3*
PA >30min/day (yes %) 77.8 83.3 72.5* 77.5 82.6 73.2*
VO2peak (mL/kg/min) 29.3±6.6 26.4±5.1 32.0±6.7* 29.9±6.3 27.3±4.5 32.1±6.7*
  1. Data are presented as mean ± standard deviation or proportions (%). BMI body mass index, PA physical activity, VO2peak peak oxygen uptake
  2. *Significantly different from women within the same training group (p<0.05)