Table 3

Blood pressure and resting HR before (pre) and after (post) the 11-week study period for the CG and the IG participating in two weekly 45 min FIFA 11 for Health football sessions

Pre (n=140)Post (n=140)Pre (n=354)Post (n=354)CG (n=140)IG (n=354)IG vs CG
SBP (mm Hg)103±11104±8109±10*106±9†0.9±10.2−3.5±11.2−4.3‡
DBP (mm Hg)61±661±664±6*62±6†0.1±7.9−1.2±7.2−1.3 (p=0.09)
MAP (mm Hg)75±776±679±7*77±60.4±7.9−1.9±7.5−2.3‡
Resting HR (bpm)70±1070±1172±1071±100.3±8.0−0.7±10.0−1.0
  • Data are presented as means±SD.

  • *Significantly different from control at the same measuring moment.

  • †Significant within-group difference.

  • ‡Significant between-group difference.

  • CG, control group; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; HR, heart rate; IG, intervention group; MAP, mean arterial pressure; SBP, systolic blood pressure.