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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of participants by groups (“yes” responders vs. “no” responders at regular PA questionaire)a

From: Physical activity and FTO genotype by physical activity interactive influences on obesity

  PA-Yes (n = 389) PA-No (n = 271) Total (n = 660) P-value
Age (years) 31.1 ± 13.6 33.1 ± 13.0 31.7 ± 13.4 0.053
Sex (male/female), n (%) 186 (48)/203 (52) 71 (26)/186 (74) 260 (39)/407 (61) <0.001
BMI (kg/m2)b 27.9 ± 6 30.1 ± 7.3 28.8 ± 6.6 <0.001
Fat mass (kg)b 20.4 ± 10.3 25.4 ± 12.1 22.4 ± 11.3 <0.001
Hip circumference (cm)b 104.6 ± 12.4 108.5 ± 14.6 106.1 ± 13.5 <0.01
Waist circumference (cm)b 93.3 ± 15.2 98.5 ± 16.8 95.3 ± 16.1 <0.001
  1. Data are mean ± SD unless otherwise indicated. A total of 667 participants participated in the study. Of the 667 participants, data for PA questionnaire, body mass index (BMI), fat mass, hip circumference and waist circumference were not available for 7, 3, 8, 7, and 7, respectively
  2. aNot accounted for the relatedness of study participants; bAdjusted for age and sex effects