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Table 1 Physical characteristics of participants

From: Effects of prolonged exercise versus multiple short exercise sessions on risk for metabolic syndrome and the atherogenic index in middle-aged obese women: a randomised controlled trial

  SSG (n = 12) MSG (n = 12) CTG (n = 12) F p
Age (years) 49.33 ± 5.06 47.75 ± 4.59 49.55 ± 4.29 .515 .602
Height (cm) 154.75 ± 6.38 155.55 ± 5.70 154.50 ± 5.76 .102 .904
Weight (kg) 60.42 ± 9.22 59.45 ± 5.38 60.62 ± 6.79 .087 .917
Fat percentage (%) 36.95 ± 4.22 34.65 ± 3.94 35.95 ± 5.32 .775 .469
BMI (kg/m2) 25.27 ± 3.94 24.57 ± 1.76 25.39 ± 2.50 .282 .756
Fat mass (kg) 22.53 ± 5.38 20.63 ± 3.12 21.83 ± 4.8 .538 .589
  1. SSG single-session group, MSG multiple-session group, CTG control group, BMI body mass index
  2. Values are presented as mean ± SD; P values represent one-way ANOVA