Table 2. Comparison of the present muscle oxygen consumption recovery rate constant with previously published reports by the same technique in varying age groups
Reference/data setSample size (n)Age of participants (years ± SD)Tau (τ) (sec)
Present data (young)1725 ± 437
Southern et al. (2015) (elderly)2361 ± 538
Southern et al. (2015) (elderly + heart failure)1665 ± 746
Present data (elderly)1573 ± 452