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Table 4 MSMF in relation to WC

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) −1.75 (−0.04) <0.001 −2.19–(−1.32) −1.37 (−0.03) <0.001 −1.73–(−1.02)
Handgrip strength HGS (kg) 0.04 (0.00) 0.156 −0.02–0.10 −0.01 (0.00) 0.849 −0.10–0.08
One leg standing summed OLSsum (max 120 s) −0.58 (−0.03) <0.001 −0.78–(−0.37) −0.55 (−0.02) <0.001 −0.77–(−0.33)
Modified push-ups MPU (no/40 s) −0.05 (−0.01) 0.148 −0.11–0.02 −0.19 (−0.04) <0.001 −0.23–(−0.14)
Modified push-ups on knees MPUK (no/40 s) −0.04 (−0.01) 0.125 −0.10–(0.01) - - -
Sit and reach SR (cm) −0.10 (−0.01) 0.117 −0.22–0.03 −0.29 (−0.02) <0.001 −0.40–(−0.18)
Back scratch BSC (cm) −0.37 (−0.04) <0.001 −0.44–(−0.30) −0.52 (−0.05) <0.001 −0.62–(−0.42)
Explosive power on a power platform EPP (cm) −0.14 (−0.02) <0.001 −0.20–(−0.08) −0.34 (−0.04) <0.001 −0.43–(−0.26)
Vertical jump VJ (cm) −0.19 (−0.02) <0.001 −0.26–(−0.11) −0.26 (−0.03) <0.001 −0.35–(−0.16)
  1. A regression analysis for all the MSMF tests against waist circumference (WC), 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)