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Table 1 Characteristics of the subjects in the exercise group and the control group

From: Effects of long-term moderate exercise and increase in number of daily steps on serum lipids in women: randomised controlled trial [ISRCTN21921919]

  Exercise (N = 14) Control (N = 13)
  Start 24 M Start 24 M
Age (year)a 48.6 ± 4.2   48.0 ± 3.6  
Weight (kg)a 54.1 ± 4.3 53.2 ± 3.9 55.2 ± 5.3 55.6 ± 4.2
BM1a 22.3 ± 1.6 22.0 ± 1.8 22.6 ± 1.9 22.7 ± 1.4
Menopausal statusb     
   Postmenopause 5 9 4 6
   Menopause 6 4 4 5
   Premenopause 3 1 5 2
  1. aValues are means ± SD. bValues are number of the subjects. BMI: body mass index, Start: the start of this study, 24 M: after 24 months