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Table 1 Patient characteristics of the study population

From: Gender differences in myocardial function and arterio-ventricular coupling in response to maximal exercise in adolescent floor-ball players

Patient characteristics    
Parameters Male (27) Female (24) p-value
Age (yrs) 17.0 ± 1.3 16.5 ± 1.8 ns
Height (cm) 179 ± 6 168 ± 5 <0.001
Weight (Kg) 69.7 ± 9.1 61.3 ± 9.2 0.002
BMI (kg/m2) 21.7 ± 2.7 21.6 ± 2.8 ns
Training per week (hours) 8.8 ± 1.3 7.4 ± 1.6 0.002
SBP (mmHg) 130 ± 15 119 ± 7 0.03
DBP (mmHg) 70 ± 8 71 ± 9 ns
Creatinine (μmol/L) 78 ± 9 65 ± 10 <0.001
Hemoglobin (g/L) 147 ± 8 132 ± 6 <0.001
VO2max (mL/min/Kg) 49 ± 5 39 ± 5 <0.001
LV massindex (g/m2) 88 ± 15 85 ± 18 ns
  1. BMI denotes body mass index; SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; VO2max; maximal oxygen uptake during peak cardiopulmonary testing normalized to total body mass; LVmassindex, left ventricular mass normaliserad to body surface area.