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Table 1 Participant’s descriptive data

From: Musculoskeletal symptoms in an adolescent athlete population: a comparative study

  Athlete Control Sig.
Sample (n) 1771 700  
Age (years) 14.12 ± 1.22 14.69 ± 1.38 p < 0.001
Gender n (%)    
 Female 847 (48.0) 376 (54.3) Χ2 = 8.009
 Male 918 (52.0) 316 (45.7) p = 0.005
Weight (kg) 56.96 ± 11.58 57.64 ± 13.64 t = 1.204
    p = 0.229
Height (m) 1.67 ± 0.10 1.66 ± 0.10 p = 0.007
Age adjusted BMI n (%)
 Underweight 34 (2.1) 17 (2.8) Χ2 = 18.759
 Healthy 1,341 (84.2) 476 (78.3) p < 0.001
 Overweight 154 (9.7) 65 (10.7)  
 Obese 63 (4.0) 50 (8.2)  
Weekly frequency of physical activity practice (n)
 High intensity 4.90 ± 1.48 3.02 ± 1.85 p < 0.001
 Moderate 3.79 ± 2.13 3.14 ± 2.04 p < 0.001
 Walking 4.38 ± 2.47 4.56 ± 2.42 p = 0.050
Minutes of high intensity physical activity per week (%)
 0–209 323 (17.7) 388 (57.6) ×2 = 477.263
 210–419 416 (22.9) 181 (26.9) p < 0.001
  ≥ 420 1,081 (59.4) 104 (15.4)