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Table 2 Participant characteristics

From: Effect of position and exercise on measurement of muscle quantity and quality: towards a standardised pragmatic protocol for clinical practice

  Study population (N = 45)
Age (years) – mean (SD) 25.7 (5.0)
Gender – Female % (N) 52% (23)
Ethnicity Black or Black Mixed % (N) 34% (15)
East Asian or Mixed East Asian % (N) 14% (6)
South Asian or Mixed South Asian % (N) 52% (23)
METminutes/week – mean (SD) 3436 (2790)
Sedentary minutes/week – mean (SD) 2876 (1308)
Meeting recommended activity – % (N) 98 (43)
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) – mean (SD) 23.4 (4.0)
Handgrip strength (kg) – mean (SD) Males 56.8 (12.5)
Females 32.3 (4.6)
Gait speed (m/s) – mean (SD) 1.38 (0.26)
  1. METminute = Metabolic Equivalent minutes METminutes were calculated from the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire as the sum of weekly vigorous (minutes × 8) and moderate (minutes × 4) activities performed as part of work, commuting, and leisure. Physical activity cut-off of < 600 METminutes/week was considered as not meeting recommendations [9]