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Table 1 Demographic data of study participants

From: Whole blood coagulation and platelet activation in the athlete: A comparison of marathon, triathlon and long distance cycling

  Marathon Triathlon Cycling p(ANOVA)
Age (years) 43 ± 8.4 36.5 ± 6.3 41.7 ± 12.2 0.0429 *
Physical activity (hours/week) 7.9 ± 9.3 11.1 ± 5.0 12.2 ± 9.8 0.2081
Hemoglobin before (g/l) 15.0 ± 0.8 15.7 ± 0.9 15.1 ± 1.2 0.1281
Hemoglobin after (g/l) 15.2 ± 0.7 15.5 ± 0.9 15.5 ± 1.6 0.9234
Platelets before (μl-1) 239.3 ± 36.5 224.5 ± 43.2 250.1 ± 62.4 0.6103
Platelets after (μl-1l) 286.0 ± 42.5 # 261.3 ± 51.6 # 247.9 ± 62.4 0.0650
Leucocytes before competition (μl-1) 5.3 ± 1.0 5.9 ± 1.1 5.5 ± 1.2 0.2331
Leucocytes after competition (μl-1l) 16.8 ± 3.2 # 16.6 ± 3.8 # 11.4 ± 3.2# < 0.0001 *
  1. Data are displayed as mean ± standard deviation. p < 0.05.