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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of men according to fit-fat index levels (tertiles)

From: Combined association of fitness and central adiposity with health-related quality of life in healthy Men: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics All men 1st tertile (Low) 2nd tertile (Moderate) 3rd tertile (High) P value a
n 709 236 236 237 -
Age (years) 31.6 ± 7.4 34.8 ± 6.5 32.4 ± 7.2 27.7 ± 6.6 <0.001
FFI, median 21.7 17.1 21.7 27.0 <0.001
CRF (METmax) 11.4 ± 1.5 9.8 ± 0.9 11.4 ± 0.7 12.9 ± 1.0 <0.001
Waist/Height ratio 0.53 ± 0.07 0.59 ± 0.05 0.53 ± 0.03 0.46 ± 0.04 <0.001
Height (cm) 176.8 ± 8.4 176.2 ± 9.1 176.0 ± 7.5 178.4 ± 8.2 0.002
Waist circumference (cm) 92.8 ± 11.4 103.7 ± 8.2 92.6 ± 6.3 82.3 ± 7.6 <0.001
Body mass index (kg/m2) 28.7 ± 4.3 32.7 ± 3.4 28.5 ± 2.5 25.0 ± 2.7 <0.001
PCS 52.3 ± 7.3 50.1 ± 7.9 52.5 ± 7.1 54.4 ± 6.2 <0.001
MCS 51.3 ± 8.2 50.2 ± 8.4 51.2 ± 8.2 52.4 ± 8.1 0.02
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 124.1 ± 11.6 126.9 ± 11.8 123.5 ± 11.3 121.9 ± 11.2 <0.001
Current smokers, n (%) 164 (23.1) 55 (23.3) 60 (25.4) 49 (20.7) 0.47
Current drinkers, n (%) 19 (2.7) 8 (3.4) 6 (2.5) 5 (2.1) 0.68
  1. FFI fit-fat index, CRF cardiorespiratory fitness (METmax), PCS physical component summary, MCS mental component summary
  2. Data are means ± SD, unless otherwise specified
  3. a one-way ANOVA for continuous variables and χ2 test for categorical variables