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Table 1 Comparison in demographic and baseline data between the exercise and the control groups

From: Short and long-term effects of exergaming for the elderly

  Exercise group (n = 20) Control group (n = 19) P value
Sex (M/F) 14/6 13/6 0.92+
Age (years) 72 ± 5 72 ± 5 0.88
Height (m) 1.58 ± 0.08 1.60 ± 0.09 0.62
Weight (kg) 59.2 ± 8.0 59.3 ± 9.3 0.91
Body mass index (kg/m2) 23.8 ± 2.5 23.2 ± 2.9 0.66
Body fat percentage (%) 24.9 ± 7.1 25.1 ± 7.0 0.68
10-m walking test (s) 7.5 ± 0.9 7.0 ± 0.7 0.1
Timed Up and Go test (s) 8.8 ± 1.3 8.1 ± 1.2 0.15
Tandem gait test (step) 9 ± 2 9 ± 2 0.99
One-footed standing duration (s) 46.1 ± 17.8 52.6 ± 13.7 0.31
Strength of quadriceps muscles (N) 249 ± 74 275 ± 109 0.75
Strength of gluteus medius muscles (N) 109 ± 32 109 ± 23 0.73
Pole drop test (cm) 26.9 ± 6.2 27.7 ± 4.9 0.1
Whole body reaction time (s) 0.44 ± 0.06 0.42 ± 0.05 0.26
Platform stabilometry (cm) 23.9 ± 11.1 24.5 ± 7.6 0.59
  1. Values are mean ± SD except sex
  2. P values are given by either by the Chi square test+ the Mann–Whitney U test
  3. * Values were considered significant at P < 0.05