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Table 1 Characteristics of screening in Midwestern Brazilian participants

From: High out-of-clinic blood pressure is associated with adiposity indicators in leisure physical activity practitioners in Midwest Brazil

Characteristics Normal blood pressure
n = 284 (68.6%)
High blood pressure
n = 130 (31.4%)
P value
Age (y) 44.57 ± 17.16 46.45 ± 15.59 0.312
Sex (%)    0.2721
Male 121 (29.2) 74 (17.8)  
Female 153 (39.5) 56 (13.5)  
Smoking status (%)    0.2531
No 266 (64.2) 114 (27.5)  
Yes 18 (4.4) 16 (3.9)  
Alcohol intake (%)    0.5181
No 152 (36.8) 114 (14.2)  
Yes 132 (31.9) 71 (17.1)  
Exercise frequency (time/wk) 1.62 ± 1.35 1.60 ± 1.39 0.890
Exercise training (minutes/wk) 70.75 ± 34.81 64.83 ± 24.15 0.152
BMI (kg/m2) 25.66 ± 4.24 26.87 ± 5.04 0.012*
Triceps skinfold (mm) 23.07 ± 7.99 24.00 ± 10.24 0.322
Waist circumference (cm) 90.92 ± 11.18 95.02 ± 12.71 0.001*
Casual glycemia (mg/dL) 104.74 ± 34.84 107.72 ± 35.67 0.425
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 124.75 ± 15.16 141.05 ± 21.65 < 0.0001*
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 84.19 ± 10.54 99.51 ± 20.38 < 0.0001*
  1. 12 × 2 table, Fischer’s exact test. BMI: body mass index
  2. *test t’s Student