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Table 3 Principal characteristics of the athletes at first evaluation and after the 4-year follow-up

From: Evaluation of left ventricular remodelling in young Afro-Caribbean athletes

  First Evaluation 4-year follow-up
AA (n = 30) CA (n = 27) p AA(n = 30) CA (n = 27) p
Age (years±SE) 12,5 ± 0,6 13,9 ± 0,5 0,06    
Height (cm ± SE) 162 ± 9 167 ± 3 0,08 176,4 ± 2,6 172,9 ± 2 0,09
Weight (Kg ± SE) 57 ± 4,4 56 ± 3,1 0,2 69,2 ± 2,8 63,5 ± 2,2 0,2
BMI (kg/m2 ± SE) 19,3 ± 1,2 19,8 ± 0,5 0,3 22,6 ± 0,4 21,1 ± 0,3 < 0,05
Resting HR (AAm ± SE) 63,9 ± 3,7 66,6 ± 2,9 0,09 67,5 ± 2,2 61,5 ± 3,1 0,07
SBP (mmHg±SE) 110 ± 6 116 ± 2 0,07 116,6 ± 1,4 114,7 ± 6,1 0,09
DBP (mmHg±SE) 69 ± 4 71 ± 2 0,07 73,8 ± 1,6 69,1 ± 4,1 0,08
  1. Legend. BMI: Body Mass Index; SBP: Systolic Blood Pressure; DBP: Diastolic Blood Pressure After 4 years, mean age, height, weight, BMI, resting heart rate and basal systo-diastolic blood pressure continued without any statistically significant difference between the two groups