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Table 1 Baseline demographic characteristics of participants

From: A 16-week aerobic exercise and mindfulness-based intervention on chronic psychosocial stress: a pilot and feasibility study

  All participants PSS declined PSS increased or no change
Total n (%) 17 (100.00%) 12 (70.59%) 5 (29.41%)
Mean baseline PSS-10 (SD) 20.12 (7.56) 23.50 (5.35) 12.00 (5.74)
Mean age in years (SD) 22.88 (2.71) 23.08 (2.84) 22.40 (2.61)
Gender: male n (%) 8 (47.06%) 5 (29.41%) 3 (17.65%)
Gender: female n (%) 9 (52.94%) 7 (41.18%) 2 (11.76%)
Ethnicity: Caucasian n (%) 11 (64.71%) 7 (41.18%) 4 (23.53%)
Ethnicity: Asian n (%) 6 (35.29%) 5 (29.41%) 1 (5.88%)
Mean baseline \(\dot {V}O_{2max}\) 45.34 (7.44) 45.81 (5.58) 44.20 (11.54)
Mean baseline BMI (SD) 23.29 (2.65) 23.96 (2.45) 21.68 (2.64)
  1. SD = standard deviation; n = count; PSS-10 = Perceived Stress Scale; \(\dot {V}O_{2max}\) = maximal aerobic capacity; BMI = body mass index