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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants

From: Physical activity in wheelchair-using youth with spina bifida: an observational study

  VitaMove Actiheart VitaMove - Actiheart
N = 34 N = 36 N = 25
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Age (years;months) 13.7 (3.2) 13.5 (3.6) 13.4 (3.3)
Body mass (kg) 52.8 (18.1) 49.7 (19.5) 53.4 (19.3)
Height (cm) 159.1 (19.5) 155.5 (21.4) 158.9 (21.2)
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 23.9 (6.3) 23.2 (7.4) 24.1 (7.2)
• Normal weight (n) 15 20 11
• Overweight (n) 9 7 6
• Obese (n) 10 9 8
Weight wheelchair (kg) 19.6 (6.7) 19.1 (5.8) 19.5 (5.9)
Heartrate rest (beat per minute) na 76 (9) 77 (8)
Heartrate peak (beats per minute) na 189 (15) 189 (13)
Heartrate reserve na 113 (17) 113 (16)
  N N N
Gender (boys/girls) 20/14 21/15 15/10
Sports (no/1xweek/2xweek/3xweek) 7/14/9/4 6/17/9/4 5/11/6/3
Type (aperta/occulta) 33/1 33/3 24/1
Level of lesion    
• Thoracic 5 6 2
• Lumbar 29 29 23
• Sacral 0 1 0
Ambulation level    
• Community ambulatory 2 4 2
• Household ambulatory 3 6 3
• Therapeutic ambulatory 3 2 1
• Non ambulatory 26 24 19
  1. N number of participants, SD standard deviation, kg kilogram, cm centimeter, m meter, na not applicable