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Table 2 Anthropometric and clinical characteristics

From: Effects of a physical activity program from diagnosis on cardiorespiratory fitness in children with cancer: a national non-randomized controlled trial

Anthropometric characteristics Intervention (n = 120) Control (n = 50) p value Ambassadors (n = 62) Healthy age- and sex-matched children (n = 255)
Sex (males/females) 75/45 (62.5%/37.5%) 31/23 (57%/43%) 0.61 37/25 (60%/40%) 180/75 (71%/29%)
Age (years) 11.2 ± 3.1 11.0 ± 3.2 0.44 11.9 ± 2.5 12.9 ± 3.1
Height (m) 1.52 ± 0.19 1.50 ± 0.2 0.69 1.57 ± 0.16 1.58 ± 0.19
Weight (kg) 44.8 ± 17.2 41.0 ± 14.0 0.21 48.4 ± 16.2 49.4 ± 16.9
BMI (kg/m2) 18.5 ± 4.0 17.6 ± 2.5 0.10 19.0 ± 3.6 17.9 ± 5.2
Diagnosis
 Leukemia 47 (39%) 23 (46%)    
 Lymphoma 22 (18%) 8 (16%)    
 Extracranial solid tumors 35 (29%) 14 (28%)    
 Central nervous system tumor 11 (9%) 5 (10%)    
 Other hematological disease 5 (4%) 0 (0%) 0.61   
Treatment protocols
 NOPHO ALL 2008 34 20    
 NOPHO-DBH-AML 2012 11 3    
 ICC APL 01 2 0    
 Euro-LB-02 4 0    
 Euro NET PHL-C1 interrim 6 0    
 Euro NET PHL-C2 2 4    
 BFM NHL 2004 7 0    
 BFM NHL 2013 3 4    
 Euro-Ewing 99 11 2    
 EURAMOS-1 6 4    
 CCLG interim 1 0    
 EpSSG RMS 2005 7 4    
 EpSSG-NRSTS 2005 5 0    
 UKSSG 0 1    
 SIOPEL 6- SR 1 0    
 SIOPEL. high risk-PLADO 1 0    
 Neoadjuvant (docetaxel/cisplatin/fluorouracil) 1 0    
 SIOP-CNS GCT 2 3 2    
 SIOP ependynoma 2 2 0    
 (EU-RHAB) 2009 1 1    
 Angiocomb 0 1    
 Herby study 0 2    
 SIOP PNET 5 3 1    
 SIOP- LGG 2004 1 1    
 LCH-III 1 0    
 Allogeneic transplantation 4 0    
 Other 1 0    
 No chemotherapy 2 0    
Treatment modalities
 Chemotherapy 118 50    
 Radiation therapy 25 10    
 Surgery 40 18    
Tumor location
 Central nervous system 11 5    
 Head 6 3    
 Torso 13 6    
 Upper extremity 3 0    
 Lower extremity 13 5    
  1. Descriptive data are presented as mean and standard deviations or frequency and percentage