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Table 2 Basal characteristics of the young and the matched older adult controls and Tai Chi players

From: Tai Chi exercise improves age‐associated decline in cerebrovascular function: a cross‐sectional study

  Young (n = 102) Older (n = 168) Tai Chi (n = 168) P value
Age (y) 23.25 ± 1.11 63.7 ± 2.54 63.79 ± 2.51 0.762
Sex (female) 53 (52.0 %) 95 (56.5 %) 95 (56.5 %) 1
Body weight (kg) 62.96 ± 10.09 63.18 ± 10.35 63.92 ± 9.54 0.496
BMI (kg/m2) 22.18 ± 2.52 24.12 ± 3.09 24.17 ± 2.96 0.886
SBP (mmHg) 115.37 ± 12.74 137.55 ± 18.48 136.8 ± 16.38 0.691
DBP (mmHg) 68.98 ± 8.52 77.03 ± 10.62 78.08 ± 10.09 0.352
Heart rate (bmp) 69.35 ± 11.04 75.02 ± 11.65 73.51 ± 11.29 0.227
  1. Values are mean ± SD or n (%)
  2. BMI body mass index; SBP systolic blood pressure; DBP diastolic blood pressure
  3. P values are calculated by comparing older adult control group with the Tai Chi group