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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of subjects

From: Benefits of different intensity of aerobic exercise in modulating body composition among obese young adults: a pilot randomized controlled trial

Characteristic HITG (n = 12) MITG (n = 12) LITG (n = 12) CG (n = 12) P-value
Age (years) 21.75 ± 0.74 20.92 ± 0.38 20.67 ± 0.56 20.83 ± 0.71 0.603
Gender (Male %) 8/4 (66.67) 9/3 (75.00) 8/4 (66.67) 9/3 (75.00) 0.318
Height (cm) 169.17 ± 2.46 170.09 ± 2.84 168.20 ± 2.57 171.40 ± 2.42 0.840
Body weight (kg) 84.38 ± 2.71 92.12 ± 3.89 87.53 ± 4.62 89.83 ± 4.38 0.562
BMI (kg/m2) 29.43 ± 0.56 31.78 ± 0.99 30.70 ± 0.99 30.38 ± 0.86 0.305
WC (cm) 97.42 ± 2.08 103.83 ± 2.65 99.38 ± 2.50 98.79 ± 2.86 0.322
HC (cm) 109.96 ± 1.66 115.25 ± 1.97 113.58 ± 2.44 111.83 ± 1.69 0.273
WHR 0.89 ± 0.01 0.90 ± 0.01 0.88 ± 0.02 0.88 ± 0.01 0.680
WHtR 0.58 ± 0.01 0.61 ± 0.02 0.59 ± 0.01 0.58 ± 0.01 0.178
Body fat (%) 34.50 ± 1.78 38.55 ± 2.09 39.89 ± 2.40 33.32 ± 1.07 0.054
Fat mass (kg) 29.04 ± 1.70 35.35 ± 2.24 35.02 ± 2.97 30.03 ± 1.99 0.115
Fat-free mass (kg) 55.34 ± 2.47 56.77 ± 3.34 52.51 ± 3.53 59.80 ± 2.77 0.408
SBP (mmHg) 126.17 ± 2.23 127.75 ± 2.54 119.67 ± 4.24 126.08 ± 1.64 0.203
DBP (mmHg) 75.75 ± 1.87 78.42 ± 2.87 79.25 ± 3.08 83.75 ± 2.59 0.206
Fasting glucose (mg/dL) 89.42 ± 2.53 88.67 ± 2.33 87.83 ± 2.93 86.92 ± 2.77 0.919
TC (mg/dL) 184.67 ± 3.93 185.75 ± 3.67 181.08 ± 4.30 181.50 ± 3.87 0.795
HDL-C (mg/dL) 48.67 ± 2.82 44.42 ± 1.60 47.25 ± 2.67 47.17 ± 1.86 0.619
LDL-C (mg/dL) 116.92 ± 3.06 120.83 ± 3.75 113.67 ± 3.85 111.67 ± 4.12 0.334
TC/HDL-C ratio 3.50 ± 0.16 4.31 ± 0.20 3.83 ± 0.31 3.71 ± 0.25 0.112
TG (mg/dL) 98.50 ± 3.96 114.17 ± 9.94 96.42 ± 11.19 105.67 ± 9.30 0.506
  1. Abbreviations: BMI body mass index, CEI cardiorespiratory endurance index, CG control group, DBP diastolic blood pressure, HC hip circumference, HITG high-intensity training group, LITG light-intensity training group, MITG moderate-intensity training group, SBP systolic blood pressure, SE standard error, TG triglycerides, WC waist circumference, WHR waist-to-hip ratio, WHtR waist-to-height ratio. Data are expressed as mean ± SE. Groups compared using one-way ANOVA with Tukey’s post hoc comparisons (P-values shown)