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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics across the age groups

From: Physical capacity of rescue personnel in the mining industry

  total 20–29 30–39 40–49 50–59
  (n = 79) (n = 28) n = (31) (n = 16) (n = 4)
Age (years) 34 (8.6) 25 (2.6) 35 (2.5) 43 (2.3) 55 (1.5)
Height (m) 1.79 (0.07) 1.80 (0.08) 1.79 (0.08) 1.79 (0.04) 1.70 (0.05)*
Weight (Kg) 90 (15.0) 90 (16.9) 91 (14.86) 92 (11.2) 89 (21.7)
BMI 28 (3.8) 28 (4.0) 28 (3.6) 29 (3.2) 31 (6.7)
  1. * significantly different from the 20–29 age group (p < 0.05)
  2. All age groups significantly differ for age (p < 0.01).