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Table 3 Baseline characteristics for the three treatment groups

From: The treatment of medial tibial stress syndrome in athletes; a randomized clinical trial

  Running program (SD) N = 25 Running program + exercises (SD) N = 24 Running program + compression stocking (SD) N = 25 p-value
Height (centimeters) 175,4 (4,9) 171,6 (5,1) 177,0 (9,9) NS
Weight (kilograms) 68,7 (8,1) 68,3 (7,7) 70,4 (11,2) NS
BMI (kilograms/(length) 2 ) 22,2 (1,8) 22,9 (2,6) 22,3 (2,6) NS
Age (years) 22,2 (6,8) 20,7 (6,4) 23,0 (8,2) NS
Sex (percentage females) 65,2% 72,7% 53,5% NS
Side with complaints (percentage bilateral complaints) 87,0% 77,3% 96,4% NS
Centimeters of pain on palpation 12,2 (4,9) 11,6 (5,1) 16,1 (8,8) NS
Days with complaints 178,0 (319,2) 174,0 (274,1) 213,7 (363,8) NS
Meters run without pain on treadmill 708,7 (423,9) 572,6 (419,2) 591,8 (427,2) NS
  Phase 1: 36% Phase 2: 28% Phase 3: 24% Phase 4: 12% Phase 1: 38% Phase 2: 33% Phase 3: 17% Phase 4: 13% Phase 1: 44% Phase 2: 28% Phase 3: 16% Phase 4: 20% NS
  1. Abbreviations: NS not significant (p > 0.05)