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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Association between Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Circulating Proteins in 50-Year-Old Swedish Men and Women: a Cross-Sectional Study

Variable Women Men
Number of participants 220 220
VO2peak (L/min) 1.85±0.4 2.8±0.5
VO2peak (L/min)* 0.05±0.01 0.04±0.01
Fat mass (%) 33.6±7 22.2±5.4
Waist-hip ratio (WHR) 0.87±0.08 0.94±0.05
Body mass index (BMI, kg/m2) 26±4.8 26.7±3.5
BMI <18.5 (kg/m2) 1 (1%) 0
BMI 18.5–25 (kg/m2) 105 (48%) 78 (35%)
BMI 25–30 (kg/m2) 78 (35%) 105 (48%)
BMI >30 (kg/m2) 36 (16%) 37 (17%)
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 120±16 124±15
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 77±10 80±10
Fasting glucose (mmol/L) 5.0±0.5 5.1±1.3
Low density lipoprotein (LDL) (mmol/L) 3.3±0.8 3.6±0.9
Current smoker 25 (11%) 12 (5%)
Education   
 <10 years 8 (4%) 21 (10%)
 10–12 years 93 (42%) 95 (43%)
 >12 years 119 (54%) 104 (47%)
  1. Continuous variables are given as mean ± SD. Dichotomous or ordinal as n (proportion %)
  2. *Normalized for lean mass (DXA)