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Table 1 Participant demographics

From: A pilot study on biomarkers for tendinopathy: lower levels of serum TNF-α and other cytokines in females but not males with Achilles tendinopathy

  Achilles tendon status  
  Normal (n = 10) Tendinopathy (n = 22) p
Sex (male:female) 6:4 15:7 0.652
Age (years) 54.5 (8.4) 53.0 (10.8) 0.475
Height (cm) 172.1 (11.3) 175.2 (7.1) 0.416
Weight (kg) 82.5 (18.8) 86.9 (16.4) 0.490
BMI (kg/m2) 27.6 (3.8) 28.2 (4.2) 0.968
Physical activity (MET-hours/week)a 137.2 (29.1) 151.2 (54.2) 0.637
Pain: symptom duration (months) N/A 24 (IQR 8 to 24) Range 3.5 to 120  
  1. Data reported as mean (standard deviation (SD)) except symptom duration, which is given as median and interquartile range (IQR). aPhysical activity data missing for 1 individual in control group and 2 individuals in tendinopathy group