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Table 1 Cycle ergometer test validation subjects and results. Top: anthropometric data for the subjects. Bottom: results from the maximal test. Data are presented as mean ± SD and range.

From: Exercise on Prescription: trial protocol and evaluation of outcomes

  Equation study Protocol study
  Women (N = 10) Men (N = 10) All (N = 20) Women (N = 16) Men (N = 4) All (N = 20)
Age (years) 52 ± 12 52 ± 12 52 ± 11 57 ± 10 53 ± 9 56 ± 10
  34–69 26–66 26–69 39–75 40–60 39–75
Weight (kg) 86.9 ± 16.6 99.0 ± 17.0 93.0 ± 17.5 81.9 ± 14.8 97.4 ± 9.3 85.1 ± 14.9
  61–105 72–129 61–129 62.9–107.0 88.4–108.7 62.9–108.7
Height (cm) 164 ± 8 178 ± 6 171 ± 10 166 ± 7 178 ± 4 168 ± 8
  149–175 172–192 149–192 155–179 174–183 155–183
BMI (kg*m-2) 31.9 ± 4.0 31.1 ± 4.7 31.5 ± 4.3 29.8 ± 4.9 30.7 ± 2.2 30.0 ± 4.3
  25.1–37.8 24.2–39.7 24.2–39.7 22.3–36.8 29.2–33.9 22.3–36.8
Heart rate (beats*min-1) 160 ± 15 164 ± 13 162 ± 14 160 ± 16 166 ± 17 160 ± 14
  127–179 147–184 127–184 139–185 151–188 139–188
Rate of perceived exertion 18.8 ± 1.2 18.6 ± 1.1 18.7 ± 1.1 18.4 ± 1.1 18.5 ± 1.3 18.5 ± 1.2
  17–20 17–20 17–20 16–19 17–20 16–20
Wmax (W) 145.3 ± 36.6 192.7 ± 57.2 169.0 ± 52.7 142.0 ± 36.0 179.3 ± 22.8 149.9 ± 34.6
  99.2–215.8 81.7–274.3 81.7–274.3 73–202 156–203 73–203
VO2max (ml O2*min-1) 2,102 ± 455 2,896 ± 827 2,499 ± 767    
  1,574–3,065 1,285–4,378 1,285–4,378    
Respiratory exchange ratio (VCO2max/VO2max) 1.10 ± 0.04 1.06 ± 0.05 1.08 ± 0.05    
  1.05–1.19 0.99–1.13 0.99–1.19