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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the participant

From: Creative dance associated with traditional Portuguese singing as a strategy for active aging: a comparative cross-sectional study

Variables NEG
(n = 41)
TEG
(n = 42)
MEG
(n = 36)
Age (years) 77.8 ± 1.2 73.9 ± 1.1 a 74.1 ± 1.1 b
Sex (women/men) 29/12 38/4 33/3
Height (cm) 156.5 ± 7.1 152.8 ± 8.7 a 153.1 ± 5.3
Weight (kg) 67.9 ± 11.7 67.5 ± 12.8 70.2 ± 12.1
BMI (kg/m2) 27.9 ± 4.3 28.7 ± 4.0 29.71 ± 4.5
Waist circumference (cm) 97.7 ± 11.7 94.9 ± 10.9 97.9 ± 10.6
Physical activity (MET/min/week) 1061.1 ± 1468.7 1407.2 ± 1718.3 2323.2 ± 2643.6
  1. Values represent mean ± standard deviation. NEG no-exercise group, TEG traditional exercise group, MEG multimodal exercise group, BMI body mass index, cm centimeters; kg kilograms; kg/m2 kilograms per square meter, MET/min/week MET per minute per week. a Significant difference between NEG and TEG (p < 0.05). b Significant difference between NEG and MEG (p < 0.05)