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Table 1 General characteristics of the adolescents stratified by resting heart rate values (Brazil, n = 971)

From: Resting heart rate: its correlations and potential for screening metabolic dysfunctions in adolescents

Independent variables <70 beats/min Mean (SD) 70-77.4 beats/min Mean (SD) 77.5-85.9 beats/min Mean (SD) ≥86 beats/min Mean (SD) F p
Age (years) 13.6 (1.6)a 13.1 (1.4)a 13.0 (1.4)a 12.6 (1.2) 20.057 0.001
%BF 20.5 (7.1)a 22.1 (7.1) 23 (7.4) 23.1 (7.5) 5.214 0.001
VO2peak (mL/kg/min) 40.5 (5.1)a 39.8 (5.3) 39.3 (4.9) 39.1 (4.2) 2.992 0.030
LDL-C (mg/dL) 95.5 (23) 97.4 (24) 99.1 (24) 100.8 (25) 1.886 0.130
HDL-C (mg/dL) 52.2 (12.9) 52.1 (12.7) 51.5 (13.5) 51.8 (13.1) 0.119 0.949
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 58.8 (26.8)a 60.5 (26.7) 65.5 (36.2) 69.5 (53.3) 3.348 0.019
TC (mg/dL) 159.5 (27.2)a 161.6 (27.4) 163.6 (27.6) 166.7 (27.7) 2.841 0.037
Glucose (mg/dL) 88.2 (6.3) 89.7 (16.1) 90.6 (15.7) 90.1 (6.4) 1.320 0.267
  1. SD = standard deviation; LDL-C = low density lipoprotein cholesterol; HDL-C = high density lipoprotein cholesterol; TC = total cholesterol;%BF = percentage of body fatness; VO2peak = peak oxygen uptake; F = one way ANOVA; a = Tukey’s post hoc test with p-value <0.05 compared to the group ≥86 beats/min.