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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants; categorical variables (n = 215)

From: Associations between poor oral health and reinjuries in male elite soccer players: a cross-sectional self-report study

Characteristic n %
Age, years
16 - 20 y 51 24
21 -23 y 69 32
24 - 26 y 37 17
27 - 30 y 33 15
31+ y 25 12
Playing position: High intensity position1 127 59
Gum problems present 34 16
Restorations present 121 56
Apex resections present 27 13
SumDental
no type of oral health problems present (score 0) 80 37
one type of oral health problems present (score 1) 93 43
two or more types of oral health problems present (score 2) 42 20
Repeated exercise-associated muscle cramps (REAMC) present 43 20
Muscle or tendon reinjury (MTR) present 97 45
Multiple types of reinjury (MR) present 99 46
  1. Legend: 1High intensity positions are: external defender (n = 34), central) attacking midfielder (n = 40), external midfielder (n = 29) and forward (n = 24); Lower intensity positions are: goalkeeper (n = 26), central defender (n = 34) and central defending midfielder (n = 26).