Table 1. Subject characteristics
YoungOldP‐value
n 1715
Male/female8/94/11
Age (years)25 ± 472 ± 5<0.001
Height (cm)167.4 ± 12.3168.1 ± 9.90.85
Weight (kg)69.5 ± 16.077.7 ± 15.30.126
BMI24.5 ± 3.327.6 ± 6.00.05
MVC (kg)35.1 ± 13.026.0 ± 8.4<0.001
Activity level
Sedentary, min/week (n)– (1)– (0)
Mild to moderate, min/week (n)120 ± 79 (3)182 ± 39 (11)
Moderate to vigorous, min/week (n)225 ± 217 (13)336 ± 289 (4)
Medications
β‐blocker (n)1
ACE‐inhibitor (n)2
ARB (n)3
Thyroid hormone (n)3
Statin (n)3
NSAIDs/blood thinners (n)5
Immunosuppressant (n)1
α₂ agonist (n)1
  • Data reported as mean ± SD. n = sample size.