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Table 1 Characterization of the study population (mean values, SD in brackets) and break down of events (number of participants and % in brackets)

From: Risk factors for overuse injuries in a cohort of elite Swedish track and field athletes

Study population Female (n = 44) Male (n = 52) Total (n = 96)
Age (years) 20.7 (3.7) 19.2 (2.7) 19.9 (3.3)
Height (m) 1.71 (0.5) 1.84 (0.5) 1.78 (0.1)
Weight (kg) 61.1 (7.6) 74.3 (8.4) 68.2 (10.4)
BMI (kg/m2) 20.9 (2.1) 22.0 (2.2) 21.5 (2.2)
Event group
 M/L (n, %) 16, (48.5%) 17, (51.5%) 33, (100%)
 Sprinting (n,) 11 (36.7%) 19 (63.3%) 30, (100%)
 Jumping (n) 15 (55.6%) 12 (44.4%) 27, (100%)
 Throwing (n) 2 (33.3%) 4 (66.6%) 6, (100%)
  1. M/L = middle- and long-distance runners, n = number of athletes