Table 1

Participant characteristics

Group
Trained women*Trained men†Untrained men‡
Age (years)23 (5)23 (4)18 (1)§
Height (cm)169 (3)¶180 (8)180 (5)
Body weight** (kg)66.6 (7.7)81.5 (11.2)††70.6 (13.3)
BMI (kg/m2)23.3 (2.6)25.3 (3.4)21.9 (3.1)‡‡
  • Mean (SD).

  • *Two women were serving in field units (average 3 years) the remainder were in week 10 of phase 1 training.

  • †All were serving in field units (average of 4 years).

  • ‡All had received basic foot drill instruction in an Army Cadet Force unit.

  • §Younger than trained women and men, p<0.01.

  • ¶Shorter than men, p<0.01.

  • **The term body weight is used interchangeably with body mass to allow easy comparison with published data.

  • ††Greater than women, p<0.01.

  • ‡‡Less than trained men, p<0.05.

  • BMI, body mass index.