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Table 2 Comparison of PA level and VO2max (mL kg−1 min−1) between men and women

From: Is there an association between total physical activity level and VO2max among fitness club members? A cross-sectional study

  Men
n = 62
Women
n = 63
p value
Total physical activity level    
Accelerometer recordings    
Days with valid recording 6.3 ± 1.3 6.4 ± 1.9 0.72
Mean daily wear time (hours) 13.7 ± 1.3 13.85 ± 0.9 0.51
Total PA (cpm) 352.4 ± 123.4 361.4 ± 103.8 0.65
MVPA (min) 260.0 ± 132.6 273.2 ± 137.0 0.58
 ≥ 150 min of moderate PA/weekly 44 (66.1%) 50 (79.4%) 0.09
 ≥ 75 min of vigorous PA/weekly 7 (11.3%) 7 (11.1%) 0.98
VO2max assessment    
Maximal exercise test using the stepwise Balke protocol    
VO2max (mL kg−1 min−1) 40.5 ± 7.2 35.1 ± 6.0 < 0.01
 > Reference values for age group 15 (24%) 25 (39.7%) 0.06
Time to exhaustion 10.4 ± 1.50 9.0 ± 1.19 < 0.01
Maximal heart rate 182.50 ± 15.1 176.3 ± 25.7 0.10
Borg scale (1–20) 19.3 ± 0.6 19.1 ± 0.7 0.20
RER 1.38 ± 0.1 1.36 ± 0.1 0.21
  1. Data are presented as mean (SD) for continuous variables and n (%) for categorical variables. The p-values shows sex differences. Cpm,counts per minute. MVPA, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, PA, physical activity, VO2max, Maximal oxygen uptake, RER, respiratory exchange ratio