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Table 2 Participant characteristics and demographics in total, and within each group (Bikram yoga and HIIT)

From: #MindinBody - feasibility of vigorous exercise (Bikram yoga versus high intensity interval training) to improve persistent pain in women with a history of trauma: a pilot randomized control trial

  Total (N = 32) Bikram (n = 17) HIIT (n = 15)
M SD Range M SD Range M SD Range
Age (years) 30.2 8 21–47 31.1 7.4 21–45 29.2 8.9 21–47
Height (cm) 167.8 6.3 156–181 166.5 4.4 160–174 169.2 7.8 156–181
Weight (kg) 75.8 15.4 48–105 75.9 13.7 53–105 75.7 17.6 48–103
BMI 26.9 5.4 19.1–37.2 27.4 5.0 19.7–37.2 26.4 5.9 19.1–37.2
Waist 84.6 14.1 64–112 86.4 12.8 69–112 82.6 15.5 64–106
Hip 106.5 10.8 89–127 106.7 9.9 90–124 106.3 12.0 89–127
Waist: Hip ratio 0.8 0.1 0.6–1.0 0.8 0.1 0.6–1.0 0.8 0.1 0.6–0.9
Average number of classes attended per week 1.3 0.9 0.0–2.9 1.4 0.9 0.1–2.9 1.2 0.9 0.0–2.25
Highest level of education, n %
 No formal education 0 na 0 na 0 na
 Year 10 or equivalent 0 na 0 na 0 na
 Tear 12 or equivalent 6 18.8 2 11.8 4 26.7
 Trade/Apprenticeship 1 3.1 1 5.9   
 Certificate/Diploma 5 15.6 3 17.6 2 13.3
 University Degree 9 28.1 4 23.5 5 33.3
 Higher University Degree 11 34.4 7 41.2 4 26.7
Trauma history, number and % of participants reporting an event (still impacting their life in the last 12 months)
 Physical trauma events (only) 6 18.8 4 23.5 2 13.3
 Psychological trauma events (only) 29 90.1 16 94.1 13 86.7
 Events with a combined physical and psychological impact 18 56.3 9 52.9 9 60.0
Total number of times a trauma event was reported as still impacting lives in the last 12 months (LSC-R-tot) and the range of the number of events per participant
  LSC-R-tot Range LSC-R-tot Range LSC-R-tot Range
 Physical trauma events (only) 7 1–2 6 1–2 1 1–1
 Psychological trauma events (only) 94 1–9 52 1–8 42 1–9
 Events with a combined physical and psychological impact 57 1–11 27 1–8 30 1–11
  1. Abbreviations: HIIT High Intensity Interval Training, M Mean, SD Standard Deviation, cm Centimeters, kg Kilograms, BMI Body mass index, LSC-R-tot total number of Life Stressor Checklist Revised trauma events participants’ reported still being impacted by in the last 12 months. Previous trauma events were categorized into events with physical impacts only, events with psychological impacts only and events with a combined physical and psychological impact