Table 1

Main characteristics of the samples at the baseline

CharacteristicPilots (n=56)Controls (n=56)P for difference
Age (years)20 (±0.7)21 (±1.2)<0.001
Height (cm)179.9 (±4.7)180.4 (±5.6)0.650
Weight (kg)75.7 (±6.3)77.0 (±7.7)0.346
BMI (kg/m)23.4 (±1.6)23.6 (±1.9)0.467
Cooper’s test* (m)3040 (±190)2780 (±420)<0.001
Last physical education grade9.29 (±0.62)9.13 (±0.85)0.258
  • The values are means with SD.

  • BMI, body mass index.