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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants

From: Subjective stress, objective heart rate variability-based stress, and recovery on workdays among overweight and psychologically distressed individuals: a cross-sectional study

  All (N = 221) Female (N = 185) Male (N = 36)
  Mean Range Mean Range Mean Range
Age (yrs) 48 26–60 48 26–60 45 31–60
Weight (kg) 87.7 64.0–120.1 85.4 64.0–113.9 99.3 83.8–120.1
Height (cm) 167.8 149.0–195.6 165.4 149.0–184.8 179.7 167.5–195.6
BMI (kg/[m]2) 31.1 25.3–40.1 31.2 25.3–40.1 30.8 26.3–37.0
Body fat% 38.6 12.8–50.8 40.7 28.4–50.8 28.0 12.8–35.1
Physical activity (MET indexa) 3.2 0.0–18.0 3.0 0.0–15.3 4.3 0.1–18.0
Subjective stress (PSSb) 26.5 7.0–52.0 26.5 7.0–52.0 26.2 17.0–38.0
Objective stress (stress index) 163.0 88.5–455.8 163.2 88.5–455.8 162.2 89.1–308.3
Objective recovery (stress balance) 0.35 −1.00–1.00 0.34 −1.00–1.00 0.40 −0.98–1.00
  1. aMET-h/day, based on retrospective physical activity questionnaire
  2. bPerceived Stress Scale