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Table 1 Subject characteristics of 16 and 6.4 km runners

From: App use, physical activity and healthy lifestyle: a cross sectional study

   16 km 6.4 km
   Males Females Males Females
Variable   M ± SD M ± SD M ± SD M ± SD
Age (years)   42.19 ± 10.73 37.11 ± 10.26 42.01 ± 11.39 36.33 ± 10.31
Training sessions per year (n/year)   120.91 ± 56.81 121.31 ± 55.39 101.17 ± 57.90 99.97 ± 56.08
   N (%)a N (%)a N (%)a N (%)a
BMI category Underweight 20 (1.0) 46 (2.2) 5 (0.5) 40 (4.1)
  Normal weight 756 (36.1) 646 (30.9) 97 (10.0) 443 (45.5)
  Overweight 481 (23.0) 143 (6.8) 140 (14.4) 249 (25.6)
Use of app during training Yes 736 (28.5) 543 (21.0) 160 (13.5) 537 (45.3)
No 830 (32.1) 477 (18.4) 140 (11.8) 349 (29.4)
Duration training period No training/ barely 114 (4.4) 38 (1.5) 37 (3.1) 97 (8.2)
1–5 weeks 129 (5.0) 88 (3.4) 46 (3.9) 100 (8.4)
6–11 weeks 183 (7.1) 125 (4.8) 33 (2.8) 117 (9.9)
12 weeks or more 225 (8.7) 218 (8.4) 38 (3.9) 129 (10.9)
No separate training period 909 (35.2) 546 (21.1) 142 (12.0) 433 (36.5)
Don’t know/no answer 6 (0.2) 3 (0.1) 5 (0.4) 9 (0.8)
Kilometres before < 5 km/week 229 (9.1) 134 (5.3) 86 (7.6) 328 (28.9)
5–10 km/week 318 (12.6) 332 (13.2) 96 (8.5) 314 (27.7)
10–20 km/week 473 (18.8) 307 (12.2) 68 (6.0) 165 (14.5)
20–30 km/week 301 (11.9) 162 (6.4) 25 (2.2) 34 (3.0)
> 30 km/week 202 (8.0) 64 (2.5) 12 (1.1) 7 (0.6)
  1. aTotal N varies due to missing values