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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: The short-term effects of sedentary behaviour on cerebral hemodynamics and cognitive performance in older adults: a cross-over design on the potential impact of mental and/or physical activity

VariableMean (SD) / Percentage (n)
Age (years, (SD))78 (5.3)
Sex (% women, (n))41% (9)
BMI (kg/m2, (SD))26 (4.0)
SBP/DBP¥ (mmHg, (SD))151 / 83 (22 / 13)
MoCA (score, (SD))26* (2)
Self-reported comorbidities (%, (n))
 Myocardial infarction18% (4)
 Arterial fibrillation5% (1)
 Hypertension41% (9)
 Hypercholesterolemia18% (4)
 Diabetes0% (0)
 Arthrosis27% (6)
Medication use (%, (n))
 Antihypertensive drugs50% (11)
  ARB18% (4)
  ACE inhibitor23% (5)
  Diuretic18% (4)
  Beta blocker23% (5)
  Calcium channel blocker5% (1)
 Statins23% (5)
 Antithrombotic agents23% (5)
Activity pattern by activPAL
 Sedentary time (hours/day, (SD))10.3 (1.6)
 Sleep time (hours/day, (SD))8.2 (0.9)
  1. Abbreviations: BMI Body Mass Index, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, MoCA Montreal Cognitive Assesment, ARB angiotensin II receptor blocker, ACE angiotensin-converting-enzyme. ¥Blood pressure measured with an automatic oscillometric device. *Score out of a maximum of 30. †N = 21 due to one activPAL measurement with too few measurement days