TABLE 3

Exercise characteristics of women (n = 2,023) according to fasting plasma glucose groups

Characteristic<6.1 mmol/l (n = 1882)6.1–6.9 mmol/l (n = 107)≥7.0 mmol/l (n = 34)P
Peak workload (MET)8.9 ± 2.18.3 ± 1.68.0 ± 1.9<0.0006
Heart rate recovery (bpm)50 ± 1545 ± 1645 ± 15<0.0001
Heart rate at stage 2 (bpm)148 ± 17147 ± 17149 ± 160.8734
Peak heart rate (bpm)160 ± 16153 ± 19156 ± 18<0.0001
Peak systolic blood pressure (mmHg)163 ± 26171 ± 26186 ± 35<0.0001
Low physical fitness [n (%)]401(21)10(9)10(29)0.006
Abnormal heart rate recovery [n (%)]549(29)44(41)18(53)0.001
Ischemic ST-segment response78(4)8(8)2(2)0.14
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    * Continuous variables are presented as the means ± SD; categorical variables are presented as n (%) of patients.