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Table 2 Cardiopulmonary exercise test values in men and women

From: Determinants of exercise peak arterial blood pressure, circulatory power, and exercise cardiac power in a population based sample of Finnish male and female aged 30 to 47 years: the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study

Parameter Female (n = 281) Male (n = 257)
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
VO2 (mL/min) 1840 ± 458 3000 ± 632
VO2/kg (mL/kg/min) 26.5 ± 6.9 35.0 ± 7.8
SBP (mmHg) 189 ± 23 215 ± 24
DBP (mmHg) 91 ± 13 93 ± 13
MAP (mmHg) 124 ± 14 134 ± 15
CPSBP (mL/min/kg×mmHg) 4990 ± 1330 7490 ± 1780
CPMAP (mL/min/kg×mmHg) 3260 ± 855 4630 ± 988
ECPWasserman (%mmHg) 19100 ± 5080 20500 ± 4920
ECPKoch (%mmHg) 18800 ± 4900 21400 ± 4930
ECPJones (%mmHg) 18750 ± 5470 20500 ± 4820
VO2/SBP (mL/min/mmHg) 9.8 ± 2.6 14.1 ± 3.3
VO2 (% predicted)Wasserman 101 ± 24.6 96.0 ± 21.1
VO2 (% predicted)Koch 99.6 ± 24.0 100 ± 20.9
WR (W) 163 ± 28.9 261 ± 47.4
WR (% predicted) 119 ± 22.7 113 ± 18.9
  1. VO2: oxygen consumption; SBP: systolic blood pressure; DBP: diastolic blood pressure; MAP: mean arterial pressure; CP: circulatory power; ECP: exercise cardiac power; WR: work rate. CP is given as a product of VO2 and systolic blood pressure (CPSBP) as well as a product of VO2 and MAP (CPMAP). ECP is presented using the alternative VO2 reference value equations provided by Wasserman et al. [26], Koch et al. [25], and Jones et al. [24] and indexed correspondingly in the table as ECPWasserman, ECPKoch, and ECPJones.
  2. Values are shown as peak values and as a percentage of the predicted value.