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Table 3 Anthropometrics and cardiorespiratory fitness at baseline for the WAI subgroups

From: Effects of six month personalized endurance training on work ability in middle-aged sedentary women: a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial

ParameterWAI 1 (n = 83)WAI 2 (n = 136)WAI 3 (n = 46)p-value
n (EG/CG)47/3664/7218/280.141
Age (yrs.)53.6 ± 4.652.6 ± 4.952.3 ± 5.00.210
Body weight (kg)75.9 ± 14.7a,b71.4 ± 13.5a69.6 ± 11.2b0.010
Body mass index (kg/m2)27.1 ± 5.1a,b25.3 ± 4.3a25.0 ± 3.8b0.007
Body fat percentage (%)34.8 ± 8.3a32.0 ± 7.1a32.8 ± 6.80.029
VO2peak (ml/min/kg)24.0 ± 4.6a,b26.0 ± 4.6a27.2 ± 5.4b< 0.001
Workloadmax (W/kg)1.87 ± 0.41a,b2.03 ± 0.38a2.12 ± 0.48b0.002
Physical activity total score (MET-h/wk)24.0 ± 19.624.1 ± 17.321.1 ± 13.30.655
Physical activity sports score (MET-h/wk)5.0 ± 4.95.0 ± 5.24.7 ± 4.90.959
  1. CG Control group, EG Intervention group; ap < 0.05 WAI 1 vs WAI 2, bp < 0.05 WAI 1 vs WAI 3, VO2peak Peak oxygen uptake