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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the participants

From: The effects of exercise training on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis reactivity and autonomic response to acute stress—a randomized controlled study

  Control Intervention
Mean SD Mean SD
Sex (women/men) 18/22   20/28  
Age (range) 41 (24–50) 7.8 38 (23–49) 6.7
BMI 24.7 3.9 25.0 3.1
WHR 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
Post-secondary education 85%   92%  
Tobacco user 20%   13%  
VO2 peak (mL/kg/min) 33.4 6.2 34.8 6.8
TTE (min:sec) 7:19 02:32 7:58 02:23
  1. BMI body mass index, WHR waist-to-hip ratio, VO2 peak peak oxygen uptake, TTE time-to-exhaustion, SD standard deviation