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Table 2 Anthropometric and body composition (mean (SD)) comparison between men with and without tendon pathology.

From: Asymptomatic Achilles tendon pathology is associated with a central fat distribution in men and a peripheral fat distribution in women: a cross sectional study of 298 individuals

   Normal Achilles n = 110 Abnormal Achilles n = 17 p value
Age (years)   36.3 (11.3) 50.9 (10.4) <0.001
Anthropometry     
  Height (cm) 179.7 (6.9) 177.8 (6.3) 0.282
  Weight (kg) 82.2 (10.9) 83.5 (11.8) 0.657
  BMI (kg/m2) 25.5 (3.5) 26.4 (3.2) 0.334
  Waist (cm) 88.4 (9.8) 92.5 (11.6) 0.116
  Hip (cm) 100.9 (6.1) 99.7 (4.5) 0.460
  WHR‡ 0.875 (0.065) 0.926 (0.091) 0.039
Fat     
  Total (g) 18513 (8317) 20104 (7669) 0.460
  Arms (g) 1543 (854) 1833 (856) 0.195
  Leg (g) 5862 (2487) 5724 (1764) 0.826
  Trunk (g) 10459 (5068) 11729 (5143) 0.339
  Android (g) 1838 (987) 2084 (976) 0.341
  Gynoid (g) 3385 (1340) 3303 (988) 0.808
Fat Mass Ratio     
  Android/Gynoid 0.519 (0.142) 0.616 (0.186) 0.014
  Upper-body/Lower-body 2.022 (0.467) 2.346 (0.630) 0.013
  Central/Peripheral‡ 1.393 (0.270) 1.533 (0.396) 0.176
Changes in other tendons (y:n)§   11:76 2:8 0.619
  1. † - Variable not normally distributed, Mann-Whitney U test.
  2. ‡ - Normally distributed but significant difference in variance between groups.
  3. § - Expected cell count < 5, Fisher's Exact test.