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Table 1 Baseline demographic, clinical and anthropometric characteristics of patients in the exercise and non-exercising disease control groups

From: Moderate-intensity aerobic and resistance exercise is safe and favorably influences body composition in patients with quiescent Inflammatory Bowel Disease: a randomized controlled cross-over trial

  Exercise group (n = 13) Control group (n = 7) p-value
Age (years) 33 (31, 36) 31 (31, 36) 0.938
Sex (female) n = 4 (30.8%) n = 1 (14.3%) 0.417a
Height (cm) 172 (165, 179) 173 (167, 183) 0.485
Weight (kg) 84.5 (75.8, 97) 89 (70.5, 102.9) 0.757
BMI (kg/m2) 28.1 (26.2, 32.4) 27.2 (24.5, 33.7) 0.938
Resting heart rate (Beats per minute) 73 (64, 77) 76 (58, 83) 0.817
Systolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) 123 (114, 131) 124 (119, 130) 0.485
Diastolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) 73 (69, 86) 82 (70, 86) 0.311
Body fat (%) 35.2 (30.9, 37.4) 34.2 (32.2, 35.7) 0.817
Fat mass - total (kg) 28.1 (22.8, 35.7) 29.9 (23.8, 34.7) 0.938
Fat mass - trunk (kg) 14.7 (12.9, 21.3) 16.8 (13.1, 22.2) 0.699
Lean tissue mass (kg) 50.2 (44, 61.6) 52.69 (45.8, 63.8) 0.643
Estimated weekly physical activity (kCals) 1017 (283, 1399) 266.9 (0, 1039) 0.097
  1. Median values (inter-quartile ranges) are stated. Mann-Whitney U or Chi-squared test used to compare groups as appropriate. aIndicates Chi-squared test