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Table 2—

Exercise characteristics of women (1,946) and men (3,017) according to quartiles of plasma triglyceride–to–HDL cholesterol ratio

<0.660.66–1.11.1–1.8>1.8P
Characteristics of women      
n 810 549 395 192  
 Peak workload (metabolic equivalents)* 9.1 ± 2 8.8 ± 2 8.8 ± 2 8.5 ± 2 0.002 
 HRR (bpm) 52 ± 15 51 ± 15 48 ± 15 46 ± 14 <0.001 
 Heart rate at stage 2 (bpm) 148 ± 17 149 ± 17 148 ± 17 148 ± 17 0.509 
 Peak heart rate (bpm) 161 ± 16 160 ± 16 159 ± 15 157 ± 16 <0.001 
 Peak systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 159 ± 24 163 ± 26 164 ± 28 173 ± 28 <0.001 
 Abnormal heart rate recovery, n (%) 194 (24) 164 (30) 141 (36) 75 (39) <0.001 
 Ischemic ST-segment response, n (%) 33 (4) 26 (5) 17 (4) 8 (4) 0.831 
Characteristics of men      
n 429 693 847 1048  
 Peak workload (metabolic equivalents)* 11.3 ± 2 11.0 ± 2 10.9 ± 2 10.8 ± 2 <0.001 
 HRR (bpm) 53 ± 15 49 ± 14 48 ± 14 46 ± 13 <0.001 
 Heart rate at stage 2 (bpm) 129 ± 17 132 ± 18 133 ± 17 136 ± 17 <0.001 
 Peak heart rate (bpm) 163 ± 15 162 ± 15 161 ± 16 162 ± 14 0.049 
 Peak systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 170 ± 28 172 ± 26 172 ± 28 175 ± 29 0.11 
 Abnormal heart rate recovery, n (%) 99 (23) 277 (33) 277 (33) 417 (40) <0.001 
 Ischemic ST-segment response, n (%) 12 (3) 25 (4) 34 (4) 34 (3) 0.950 
<0.660.66–1.11.1–1.8>1.8P
Characteristics of women      
n 810 549 395 192  
 Peak workload (metabolic equivalents)* 9.1 ± 2 8.8 ± 2 8.8 ± 2 8.5 ± 2 0.002 
 HRR (bpm) 52 ± 15 51 ± 15 48 ± 15 46 ± 14 <0.001 
 Heart rate at stage 2 (bpm) 148 ± 17 149 ± 17 148 ± 17 148 ± 17 0.509 
 Peak heart rate (bpm) 161 ± 16 160 ± 16 159 ± 15 157 ± 16 <0.001 
 Peak systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 159 ± 24 163 ± 26 164 ± 28 173 ± 28 <0.001 
 Abnormal heart rate recovery, n (%) 194 (24) 164 (30) 141 (36) 75 (39) <0.001 
 Ischemic ST-segment response, n (%) 33 (4) 26 (5) 17 (4) 8 (4) 0.831 
Characteristics of men      
n 429 693 847 1048  
 Peak workload (metabolic equivalents)* 11.3 ± 2 11.0 ± 2 10.9 ± 2 10.8 ± 2 <0.001 
 HRR (bpm) 53 ± 15 49 ± 14 48 ± 14 46 ± 13 <0.001 
 Heart rate at stage 2 (bpm) 129 ± 17 132 ± 18 133 ± 17 136 ± 17 <0.001 
 Peak heart rate (bpm) 163 ± 15 162 ± 15 161 ± 16 162 ± 14 0.049 
 Peak systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 170 ± 28 172 ± 26 172 ± 28 175 ± 29 0.11 
 Abnormal heart rate recovery, n (%) 99 (23) 277 (33) 277 (33) 417 (40) <0.001 
 Ischemic ST-segment response, n (%) 12 (3) 25 (4) 34 (4) 34 (3) 0.950 

Data are means ± SD or n (%).

*

Metabolic equivalents refer to estimated exercise capacity where 1 metabolic equivalent = 3.5 ml·kg−1·min−1 of oxygen consumption.

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