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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Yoga’s effect on inflammatory biomarkers and metabolic risk factors in a high risk population – a controlled trial in primary care

  Intervention group 1 Intervention group 2 Group 3
Yoga class group Yoga at home group Control group
n = 28 n = 28 n = 27
Mean (SD)a Mean (SD)a Mean (SD)a
Age (years) 66.2 (7.7) 64.0 (10.3) 60.8 (11.0)
Female, number (%) 19 (67.9) 20 (71.4) 16 (59.3)
Metabolic syndrome, number (%) 19 (67.9) 13 (48.1) 17 (63.0)
BMI (kg/m2) 29.7 (7.0) 28.5 (7.3) 28.8 (4.0)
Waist circumference, (cm) 100.4 (14.5) 97.0 (15.2) 100.9 (9.9)
Cholesterol (mmol/L) 5.2 (1.0) 5.4 (1.1) 5.3 (1.2)
LDL (mmol/L) 3.3 (0.9) 3.5 (1.0) 3.4 (1.1)
HDL (mmol/L) 1.3 (0.4) 1.5 (0.4) 1.4 (0.4)
TGs (mmol/L) 1.3 (1.0) 1.2 (0.8) 1.5 (1.2)
FP-glucose (mmol/L) 5.5 (0.8) 5.4 (1.6) 5.9 (2.3)
HbA1c (mmol/mol) 40.9 (10.5) 40.0 (8.5) 39.6 (10.1)
hs-CRP (mg/L) 5.0 (3.6) 2.9 (2.2) 3.6 (3.6)
IL-6 (pg/mL) 5.4 (3.3) 6.6 (5.1) 5.2 (3.6)
SBP (mmHg) 143.8 (14.9) 143.6 (14.2) 144.3 (14.5)
DBP (mmHg) 89.0 (7.6) 88.4 (6.2) 89.8 (7.3)
  1. aUnless otherwise indicated
  2. SBP Systolic blood pressure, DBP Diastolic blood pressure, LDL Low-density lipoprotein, HDL High-density lipoprotein, TGs Triglycerides, hs-CRP High-sensitivity C-reactive protein, IL-6 Interleukin 6