Table 3

Mean lower limb extension power in men and women of different age groups, leisure time physical activity level and body composition (N=438)

VariableLower limb extension power (Watts)
MenWomen
NMean (SD)NMean (SD)
Age group
 19–29 years16340 (95)25193 (48)
 30–39 years20309 (90)40183 (66)
 40–49 years45342 (93)54184 (45)
 50–59 years35274 (68)71155 (50)
 60–72 years67234 (73)65119 (41)
p<0.0001p<0.0001
Height
 Women <160/men <175 cm40237 (72)41135 (50)
 Women 160–164/men 175–179 cm49272 (53)53143 (50)
 Women 165–170/men 180–185 cm51310 (88)88163 (53)
 Women >170/men >185 cm39324 (99)55192 (59)
p=0.018*p<0.0001*
Waist circumference
 Normal (women <80/men <94 cm)83276 (89)109151 (51)
 Overweight (women 80–88/men 94–102)58302 (88)59169 (55)
 Obese (women >88/men >102)46283 (102)87166 (62)
p=0.0002*p<0.0001*
Physical activity level (leisure time)
 Sedentary33292 (108)52148 (57)
 Moderate activity107284 (94)157160 (56)
 High/vigorous activity41286 (75)44172 (55)
p=0.76*p=0.25*
  • * p Values adjusted for age (age-adjusted F test).