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Table 2 Measured characteristics of participants with and without lower back pain.

From: Lower back pain in physically demanding college academic programs: a questionnaire based study

  LBP (n = 61) Non-LBP (n = 127) Significance Effect Size
Age 21.6 ± 3.5 20.6 ± 2.1 p = 0.005 0.380
Height 172.4 ± 8.1 171.5 ± 9.9 p = 0.626 0.009
Weight 66.9 ± 10.2 66.7 ± 10.5 p = 0.802 0.002
Body mass index 22.5 ± 2.9 22.6 ± 2.5 p = 0.772 0.045
Academic sports participated in 8.4 ± 7.3 6.8 ± 4.9 p = 0.833 0.270
Personal Training Sports participated in 4.0 ± 2.8 4.5 ± 2.3 p = 0.068 0.200
Academic hours of physical activity 8.5 ± 6.3 8.1 ± 3.1 p = 0.918 0.097
Personal Training hours of physical activity. 14.0 ± 2.8 11.2 ± 7.5 p = 0.020 0.440
  1. LBP = Lower back pain