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Table 1 Characteristics of intervention and control groups at baseline

From: Age and menarcheal status do not influence metabolic response to aerobic training in overweight girls

  Intervention group (n = 43) Control group (n = 16) p
Chronological age (years) 13.1 (1.9) 12.4 (1.5) 0.20
Height (cm) 158.9 (8.2) 156.3 (8.9) 0.34
Body mass (kg) 76.6 (14.7) 74.8 (21.7) 0.77
Body mass index (kg/m2) 30.1 (4.0) 30.2 (6.2) 0.98
Body mass index (z-score) 3.0 (1.1) 2.7 (0.8) 0.27
Waist circumference (cm) 98.9 (10.9) 96.4 (14.2) 0.53
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 159.3 (31.2) 160.1 (27.7) 0.93
HDL-C (mg/dl) 43.1 (8.2) 42.6 (4.7) 0.79
LDL-C (mg/dl) 92.4 (26.0) 91.8 (25.1) 0.93
TG (mg/dl) 120.9 (64.3) 129.3 (56.0) 0.63
Glucose (mg/dl) 87.5 (7.2) 93.5 (4.9) 0.00
Insulin (μIU/ml) 16.9 (7.6) 23.9 (5.2) 0.00
HOMA-IR 3.691 (1.750) 5.533 (1.279) 0.00
QUICKI 0.32 (0.03) 0.30 (0.01) 0.00