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Table 3 Survival for olympic athletes by event

From: Differences in life expectancy between olympic high jumpers, discus throwers, marathon and 100 meter runners

  Marathon 100-m High Jump Discus P value
Males
 Obs. Survival 45.4 ± 17.3 45.2 ± 17.3 51.7 ± 14.8 43.6 ± 14.2 0.03
 Expected 40.7 ± 5.8 46.1 ± 4.9 48.0 ± 4.1 44.3 ± 4.7 <0.0001
 Obs-Exp 4.7 ± 16.1 –0.9 ± 18.3 3.7 ± 14.9 –0.6 ± 13.9 0.13
Females
 Obs. Survival N/A 55.6 ± 17.8 64.2 ± 12.5 60.6 ± 12.1 0.06
 Expected N/A 57.2 ± 3.4 57.1 ± 3.9 53.9 ± 4.2 <0.0001
 Obs-Exp N/A –1.6 ± 17 7.1 ± 13.4 6.9 ± 12.3 0.01
  1. Observed (obs) -Expected (exp) is the average difference for individuals and many not equal the difference in averages of observed and expected due in part to rounding