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Table 3 Anthropometric and body composition (mean (SD)) comparison between women 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 = 163 Abnormal Achilles n = 8 p value
Age (years)†   36.0 (10.3) 47.4 (10.0) 0.008
Menopause (pre:peri/post)   142:21 3:5 0.002
Anthropometry     
  Height (cm) 166.8 (6.6) 161.7 (6.1) 0.046
  Weight (kg) 66.2 (9.3) 59.1 (7.9) 0.048
  BMI (kg/m2) 23.8 (3.2) 22.6 (2.6) 0.319
  Waist (cm) 77.0 (8.8) 75.2 (5.3) 0.596
  Hip (cm) 100.4 (6.8) 95.6 (6.9) 0.065
  WHR‡ 0.766 (0.065) 0.789 (0.064) 0.367
Fat     
  Total (g)‡ 21626 (7882) 17196 (3173) 0.009
  Arms (g) 1957 (882) 1673 (423) 0.399
  Leg (g) 8897 (3058) 7436 (1484) 0.211
  Trunk (g)‡ 10087 (4152) 7367 (1662) 0.003
  Android (g)‡ 1616 (811) 1117 (324) 0.005
  Gynoid (g) 4719 (1359) 3815 (638) 0.082
Fat Mass Ratio     
  Android/Gynoid 0.330 (0.107) 0.298 (0.098) 0.449
  Upper-body/Lower-body 1.346 (0.313) 1.229 (0.237) 0.330
  Central/Peripheral 0.922 (0.194) 0.711 (0.321) 0.004
Changes in other tendons (y:n)§   7:135 2:2 0.019
  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.