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Table 2 Physiological parameters measured in the studied workers (n = 97)

From: Comparison of physical workload and physical work capacity among municipality cleaners in Shiraz to determine number of workers needed to counterbalance physical workload

Variables in the laboratory Mean ± Standard deviation
VO2-max (l min−1) 2.60 ± 0.66
PWC (kcal min−1) 4.30 ± 1.09
Variables in the field Mean ± Standard deviation
Energy expenditure during work (kcal min−1) 4.12 ± 1.02
Heart rate during work (bpm) 96.13 ± 18.09
RPE 6–20 Borg scale 16.60 ± 1.94
  1. PWC, Physical Work Capacity; RPE, Rating of Perceived Exertion