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Table 1 Anthropometric data

From: Cervical isometric strength and range of motion of elite rugby union players: a cohort study

  All players Forwards Backs Significance
n 27 16 11 0.317*
Age (years) 22.95 (3.94) 26.00 (4.43) 23.70 (2.98) 0.164
Height (cm) 186.21 (6.40) 191.00 (6.25) 182.50 (3.87) 0.002
Weight (kg) 97.94 (10.73) 107.42 (5.47) 89.57 (6.01) <0.001
Neck girth (cm) 41.90 (2.65) 43.41 (1.96) 39.55 (1.50) <0.001
Chest girth (cm) 105.62 (5.49) 107.72 (4.90) 101.70 (4.37) <0.001
CROM (degrees)     
Flexion 57.92 (9.37) 54.38 (7.94) 63.20 (8.79) 0.019
Extension 75.48 (11.84) 72.06 (12.97) 79.40 (9.05) 0.103
Left side flexion 48.84 (8.48) 47.38 (9.26) 48.20 (7.08) 0.80
Right side flexion 45.20 (8.29) 43.88 (8.08) 47.60 (8.10) 0.268
Left rotation 78.40 (13.17) 72.75 (11.70) 87.20 (9.58) 0.002
Right rotation 81.32 (12.94) 76.75 (12.86) 88.70 (8.59) 0.009
  1. All data reported as mean (SD). CROM = cervical range of motion. *Chi square. Remains significant at p = 0.05 adjusting for multiple comparisons.