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Table 2 Significant a Spearman’s ranks correlation coefficients between training experience, ages, and anthropometric measures in young adolescent female artistic gymnasts and acrobatic gymnasts (training as “tops”)

From: Postural sway in young female artistic and acrobatic gymnasts according to training experience and anthropometric characteristics

ARTISTIC GYMNASTS (n = 10)
Measure Gymnastics experience Age Body height Body mass BMI percentile Maturity offset
Gymnastics experience      
Age 0.97     
Body height 0.74 0.76    
Body mass 0.83 0.81 0.90   
BMI percentile ns ns ns ns  
Maturity offset 0.91 0.94 0.89 0.92 ns
ACROBATIC GYMNASTS (n = 10)
Measure Gymnastics experience Age Body height Body mass BMI percentile Maturity offset
Gymnastics experience      
Age ns     
Body height ns ns    
Body mass ns ns 0.79   
BMI percentile ns ns 0.63 0.94  
Maturity offset ns 0.91 0.65 ns ns
  1. a p < 0.05
  2. Maturity offset - years from age at peak height velocity, ns nonsignificant.