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Table 3 MSMF in relation to age (years)

From: Normative values for musculoskeletal- and neuromotor fitness in apparently healthy Norwegian adults and the association with obesity: a cross-sectional study

  Females Males
Beta (Beta Z) P-value 95 % CI Beta (Beta Z) P-value 95 % CI
Static back extension SBE (sec) −0.91 (−0.02) <0.001 −1.36–(−0.46) −0.72 (−0.02) <0.001 −1.05–(−0.39)
Handgrip strength HGS (kg) −0.14 (−0.01) <0.001 −0.19–(−0.08) −0.28 (−0.02) <0.001 −0.36–(−0.20)
One leg standing summed OLSsum (max 120 s) −0.91 (−0.04) <0.001 −1.10–(−0.73) −0.91 (−0.04) <0.001 −1.08–(−0.73)
Modified push-ups MPU (no/40 s) −0.13 (−0.03) <0.001 −0.18–(−0.07) −0.16 (−0.03) <0.001 −0.20–(−0.12)
Modified push-ups on knees MPUK (no/40 s) −0.06 (−0.01) 0.044 −0.11–(−0.00) - - -
Sit and reach SR (cm) −0.13 (−0.01) 0.036 −0.25–(−0.01) −0.15 (−0.01) 0.006 −0.25–(−0.04)
Back scratch BSC (cm) −0.26 (−0.03) <0.001 −0.33–(−0.18) −0.42 (−0.04) <0.001 −0.51–(−0.33)
Explosive power on a power platform EPP (cm) −0.24 (−0.03) <0.001 −0.29–(0.19) −0.40 (−0.05) <0.001 −0.47–(−0.54)
Vertical jump VJ (cm) −0.35 (−0.03) <0.001 −0.42–(−0.29) −0.39 (−0.04) <0.001 −0.47–(−0.31)
  1. A regression analysis for all the MSMF tests against age (years), given by Beta (Beta Z), p-value and 95 % CI, displayed by gender, where Beta Z is the beta of the z-score of each MSMF test
  2. - not analyzed due to low sample size (n = 21)