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Table 3 Findings of physical exam upon admission and level of physical activity in the baseline

From: Preoperative walking recommendation for non-cardiac surgery patients to reduce the length of hospital stay: a randomized control trial

Characteristic Intervention
(n = 249)
Control
(n = 119)
p value
Assessment upon admission (SD)    
 Heart rate (bpm) 74.2 (10.5) 73.1 (10.5) 0.200
 Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 120.6 (16.4) 118.4 (14.9) 0.246
 Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 71.9 (9.2) 71.1 (9.7) 0.606
 Breathing frequency (rpm) 17.4 (2.3) 17.2 (2.1) 0.250
 Body mass index (kg/m2) 26.7 (4.0) 26.1 (3.4) 0.215
 Waist-hip index 0.94 (0.10) 0.93 (0.13) 0.574
Physical activity-patient perception, n (%)   
 Frequent 65 (26.1) 35 (29.4) 0.753
 Occasional 105 (42.2) 46 (38.7)
 Sedentary 79 (31.7) 38 (31.9)
METS on admission (IPAQ) 721.5 [858.5] 796.0 [834.0] 0.157
Level of physical activity (IPAQ), n (%)   
 Sedentary 109 (43.8) 46 (38.7) 0.626
 Moderate 104 (41.8) 53 (44.5)
 Active 36 (14.5) 20 (16.8)
  1. Values in each cell correspond to means (standard deviation), counts (proportions), or median [interquartile range].
  2. IPAQ: International Physical Activity Questionnaire