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Table 1 Anthropometric characteristics and effect sizes of the aerobic training group at baseline and at the end of the 12-week training period

From: Aerobic exercise in adolescents with obesity: preliminary evaluation of a modular training program and the modified shuttle test

  Baseline End of training p-value Effect size
Height cm 167.5 ± 0.07 168.1 ± 0.07 P < 0.001 --
Sds-height 0.20 ± 0.94 0.14 ± 0.94 P = 0.038 --
Body weight kg 103.7 ± 12.4 92.7 ± 11.0 P < 0.001 2.2
Sds-body weight 5.53 ± 1.62 4.21 ± 1.5 P < 0.001 1.3
BMI kg/m2 37.4 ± 3.5 32.7 ± 2.7 P < 0.001 1.9
Sds-BMI 3.2 ± 0.28 2.8 ± 0.37 P < 0.001 1.6
Total body fat (FM/TBW%) 43.4 ± 2.8 39.6 ± 2.4 P < 0.001 1.0
FFM 58.7 ± 7.0 55.9 ± 6.7 P = 0.002 1.3
  1. Data are means ± SD. BMI: body mass index; sds: standard deviation score; FM: fat mass; FFM: fat-free mass; TBW: total body weight