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Table 1 Demographics and lifestyle information of participants

From: Impact of unhealthy lifestyle on cardiorespiratory fitness and heart rate recovery of medical science students

 MaleFemaleTotal
Participants58 (47.2%)66 (52.8%))124
Age (years)20.7 ± 3.120.5 ± 4.120.6 ± 3.7
Ethnic origin
 Caucasian (EU)36 (62.1%)34 (51.5%)70 (56.5%)
 Asian5 (8.6%)11 (16.7%)16 (12.9%)
 African6 (10.3%)6 (9.1%)12 (9.7%)
 Others11 (19.0%)15 (22.7%)26 (21.0%)
Residence
 UK34 (58.6%)37 (56.1%)71 (57.3%)
 EU9 (15.5%)13 (19.7%)22 (17.7%)
 Overseas15 (25.9%)16 (24.2%)31 (25.0%)
Hight (cm, measured)178.3 ± 6.3165.6 ± 5.8171 ± 8.8
Weight (kg, measured)73.2 ± 9.859.7 ± 8.766.0 ± 11.4
Average BMI (kg/m2)23 ± 2.621.7 ± 3.222.4 ± 3.0
 Overweight (> 25 kg/m2)8 (13.8%)6 (9.1%)14 (11.3%)
 Underweight (< 18.5 kg/m2)5 (8.6%)6 (9.1%)11 (8.9%)
  Normal weight (18.5–24.9 kg/m2)45 (77.6%)54 (81.8%)99 (80.5%)
Current Smoker5 (8.6%)6 (9.1%)11 (8.9%)
Alcohol use
  ≥ 12 units/week26 (44.8%)15 (22.7%)41 (33.1%)
  < 4 unit/week or no alcohol32 (55.2%)51 (77.3%)83 (57.9%)
Moderate Exercise (h/week)
  ≥ 3 h/week40 (69.0%)41 (62.1%)81 (65.3%)
  < 2.5 h/week18 (31.0%)25 (37.9%)43 (34.7%)
Outdoor activity at weekend
  > 4 h/per week28 (48.3%)38 (57.6%)66 (53.2%)
 0-4 h/per week30 (51.7%)28 (42.4%)58 (46.8%)
Screen-time at weekend
  > 3 h/day44 (75.9%)59 (89.4%)103 (83.1%)
 0-3 h/day14 (24.1%)7 (10.6%)21 (16.9%)
Daily sleep
  < 7 h/day35 (60.3%)38 (57.6%)73 (58.9%)
  > 7 h/day23 (39.7%)28 (42.4%)51 (41.1%)
Self-assessment of fitness
  Not fit17 (29.3%)26 (39.4%)43 (34.7%)
 fit41 (70.7%)40 (60.6%)81 (65.3%)