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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the study participants

From: The effect of omega3 fatty acid supplementation on PPARγ and UCP2 expressions, resting energy expenditure, and appetite in athletes

Variables Omega-3 Group (n = 18) Placebo Group (n = 18) p
Age (year)a 21.8 (3.71) 21.8 (2.59) 0.05c
Education b
  < Bachelor 8 (44.4) 4 (22.2) 0.07d
 Bachelor Student 10 (55.5) 10 (55.5)  
  ≥ Bachelor 0 (00.0) 4 (22.2)  
Marital status b
 Single 15 (83.3) 16 (88.8) 1.00c
 Married 3 (16.6) 2 (11.1)  
SBP (mmHg)a 110 (100) 110 (110) 0.96c
DBP (mmHg)a 70 (70.7) 71.5 (70.7) 0.60c
Physical activity levelb
 Low and Moderate 8 (44.4) 10 (55.5) 0.74c
 High 10 (55.5) 8 (44.4)  
Physical activity (Met- minute /week)a 3143 (3147) 2711 (2782) 0.44c
Weight (Kg)a 73.9 (12.3) 71.8 (13.6) 0.62c
Body fat (percent)a 16.4 (5.27) 15.8 (6.11) 0.76c
FM (kg)a 12.7 (6.31) 12.1 (6.25) 0.76c
FFM (kg)a 61.2 (6.80) 59.7 (7.99) 0.56c
  1. aMean (standard deviation). bFrequency (%)
  2. cBased on independent-samples t-test. dBased on Chi-Square test
  3. SBP Systolic blood pressure, DBP Diastolic blood pressure, Met Metabolic equivalent of task, FM fat mass, FFM fat free mass