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Table 3 Number and frequency of peripheral blood cells pre and post intervention

From: Moderate- to high intensity aerobic and resistance exercise reduces peripheral blood regulatory cell populations in older adults with rheumatoid arthritis

  Control Exercise
Pre (0 weeks) Post (20 weeks) Pre-post p-value Pre (0 weeks) Post (20 weeks) Pre-post p-value
WBC (× 106/ml) (mlO2/min/kg) 5.3 (4.2–6.5) 5.0 (4.2–5.7) 0.33 5.1 (4.3–6.1) 4.7 (4.1–5.9) 0.41
Neutrophils (× 106/ml) 2.9 (2.3–4.0) 2.9 (2.4–3.6) 0.58 3.0 (2.6–3.7) 2.9 (2.3–3.6) 0.69
Lymphocytes (× 106/ml) 1.6 (1.2–2.0) 1.6 (1.1–1.9) 0.31 1.7 (1.1–2.1) 1.4 (1.1–1.9) 0.19
% CD3 PBMC 44 (37–53) 45 (40–55) 0.44 50 (40–63) 47 (40–57) 0.24
% CD4+ of CD3+ PBMC 67 (51–78) 63 (49–76) 0.37 63 (53–77) 63 (56–77) 0.36
% CD8+ of CD3+ PBMC 29 (16–39) 32 (19–44) 0.27 27 (17–41) 29 (19–37) 0.43
% CD19+ lymphocytes 9.6 (7.5–16) 11 (8.4–14) 0.58 10 (6.1–13) 9.6 (5.8–14) 0.57
% MDSCs of PBMC 1.7 (1.1–2.2) 1.6 (1.2–2.7) 0.38 2.2 (1.2–2.9) 1.9 (1.1–3.3) 0.88
  1. Values are shown as median ± IQR. P-values are calculated using the Wilcoxon signed rank test