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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the study sample

From: Cadence (steps/min) and relative intensity in 21 to 60-year-olds: the CADENCE-adults study

   Age Groups   
Variable Group 1
(2130 years, n = 37)
Group 2
(3140 years, n = 40)
Group 3
(4150 years, n = 40)
Group 4
(5160 years, n = 39)
Sex (% female) 48.6 50.0 50.0 47.7
Age (years) 25.4 ± 3.1 35.1 ± 2.9 45.1 ± 2.9 55.4 ± 3.1
Height (cm) 172.2 ± 10.1 169.3 ± 8.4 170.9 ± 8.8 171.4 ± 9.6
Leg Length (cm) 80.4 ± 6.6 78.9 ± 5 80.6 ± 5.2 81 ± 5.3
Weight (kg) 70.8 ± 13.6 74.9 ± 14.3 76.7 ± 14.7 76.5 ± 13.4
BMI 23.7 ± 2.6 26 ± 3.7 26.2 ± 4.3 26 ± 3.6
BMI Classification (%)
 Normal 73 43 45 46
 Overweight 27 48 38 41
 Obese 0 10 18 13
Race/ethnicity (%)
 White 70.3 52.5 80 89.7
 African-American 2.7 2.5 5 0
 Hispanic 2.7 7.5 2.5 2.6
 Asian 13.5 27.5 2.5 0
 American Indian 0 2.5 0 0
 Other 2.7 2.5 5 2.6
 Unknown/No response 5.4 2.5 2.5 2.6
 More than one 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.6
  1. Values are means ± standard deviation or percentages. BMI Body Mass Index (kg/m2). BMI classifications: Normal or healthy weight (18.5–24.9 kg/m2), overweight (25.0–29.9 kg/m2), obese (≥ 30 kg/m2) [27]
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