Journal of Sports Medicine / 2019 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Factors Associated with Cardiorespiratory Fitness in a Swiss Working Population

Table 1

Characteristics of study participants.

VariablesTotal (n = 303)  
Mean (± SD) or   
n (%)
Male (n = 190)   
Mean (± SD) or   
n (%)
Female (n = 113)   
Mean (± SD) or  
n (%)

Age []33 (12)33 (13)35 (12)
Current smokers64 (21%)46 (24%)18 (16%)
BMI []24 (3)25 (3.2)23 (4)
Normal187 (62%)106 (56%)81 (72%)
Overweight [≥25 kg/m2]95 (32%)67 (35%)28 (25%)
Obesity [≥30 kg/m2]21 (7%)17 (9%)4 (4%)
WC []86 (11)89 (10)80 (11)
Normal200 (66%)139 (74%)61 (53%)
Abdominal obesity [m >94 cm, f >80 cm]102 (34%)50 (27%)52 (46%)
Heart rate []
[bpm]72 (13)70 (13)74 (13)
[bpm]183 (15)187 (14)178 (15)
[bpm]106 (15)108 (14)102 (16)
Blood pressure []
[mmHg]136 (15)140 (12)128 (18)
[mmHg]164 (19)171 (17)152 (16)
[mmHg]82 (10)82 (9)80 (10)
[mmHg]84 (10)84 (10)83 (9)
Normal BP [<140/90 mmHg]173 (57%)86 (45%)87 (77%)
Increased SBP [≥140 mmHg]76 (25%)64 (34%)12 (11%)
Increased DBP [≥90 mmHg]9 (3%)8 (4%)1 (1%)
Increased SBP and DBP [≥140/90 mmHg]45 (15%)32 (17%)13 (12%)
BP lowering drug therapy10 (3%)7 (4%)3 (3%)
  [ml/kg/min]40 (10)45 (8)33 (7)
<P2571 (23%)13 (7%)58 (51%)
P25-75155 (51%)10 (55%)50 (44%)
>P7577 (25%)72 (38%)5 (4%)
Daily MVPA []121 (96)144 (106)83 (61)
Insufficient [<30 min/d]37 (13%)16 (9%)21 (20%)
Sufficient [≥30 min/d]242 (87%)157 (91%)85 (80%)

BMI, body mass index; BP, blood pressure; BPM, beats per minute; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; HR, heart rate; MVPA, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity; <P25, unfit group; P25-75, middle group; >P75, fittest group; SBP, systolic blood pressure; SD, standard deviation; , maximal oxygen uptake; WC, waist circumference.

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