TABLE 2

Exercise characteristics of men (n = 3,167) according to fasting plasma glucose groups

Characteristic<6.1 mmol/l (n = 2,673)6.1–6.9 mmol/l (n = 397)≥7.0 mmol/l (n = 97)P
Peak workload (MET)11.1 ± 2.210.1 ± 2.39.9 ± 2.4<0.0001
Heart rate recovery (bpm)49 ± 1446 ± 1443 ± 13<0.0001
Heart rate at stage 2 (bpm)133 ± 18137 ± 16138 ± 15<0.0001
Peak heart rate (bpm)162 ± 15160 ± 15157 ± 15<0.0001
Peak systolic blood pressure (mmHg)172 ± 27182 ± 30193 ± 32<0.0001
Low physical fitness [n (%)]625(23)123(31)27(28)0.003
Abnormal heart rate recovery [n (%)]873(33)167(42)48(50)0.001
Ischemic ST-segment response74(3)19(5)3(3)0.10
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    * Continuous variables are presented as the means ± SD; categorical variables are presented as n (%) of patients.