Table 1

Baseline characteristics of study participants

CharacteristicsMarathon runners n=71Non-marathon runners
n=11
Age (years)44±8.544±7.0
BMI (kg/m2)
Height (cm)
25.2±3.6
171±9.2
24.2±2.2*
176±10.7
Male : Female ratio†32 : 395 : 6
  • Values are reported as mean±SD for normally distributed data.

  • *There were two outliers for BMI (≥30kg/m2) so we excluded those participants from the BMI analysis.

  • †Average and measure of spread do not apply for categorical data.

  • BMI, body mass index.