Table 1: Means, ranges, standard deviations, and -test significance ( values) of the personal, anthropometric, and functional characteristics of the two groups. values lower than 0.05 are shown in bold.

CharacteristicsObese subjectsControls values

Sex ( )
 M88
 F1717
Age range (years)34–5833–590.85
BMI range (kg/m2)33.8–44.019.0–27.8<0.001
Trunk flexibility (cm) 0.006
Waist circumference (cm)
 M <0.001
 F <0.001
Fat mass (%)
 M 0.002
 F <0.001
6MWT (m/s)
 M 0.85
 F 0.03
Borg
 M 0.16
 F <0.001
Strength (kg)
 M 0.08
 F 0.3