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Table 1 Athletes’ characteristics for female and male athletes at baseline (n = 144) and at follow-up (n = 86)

From: Postural orientation, what to expect in youth athletes? A cohort study on data from the Malmö Youth Sport Study

Anthropometrics Male athletes at baseline (n = 90) Male athletes at follow-up (n = 52) Female athletes at baseline (n = 54) Female athletes at follow-up (n = 34)
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Height (cm) 163 (10) 176 (8) 161 (6) 166 (6)
Weight (kg) 51 (10) 65 (10) 52 (6) 60 (6)
TBLBM (% of bodyweight) 78 (0.6) 80 (0.4) 71 (0.4) 68 (0.4)
Main Sport n n n n
 Football a 41 26 17 9
 Ice hockey a 11 8 5 4
 Basketball a 9 2 6 4
 Floorball a 5 3 6 4
 Swimming b 7 3 3 2
 Athletics b 0 0 7 4
 Tennis b 7 5 2 1
 Squash b 1 1 0 0
 Badminton b 4 1 0 0
 Diving c 1 0 4 3
 Figure skating c 1 1 4 3
 Artistic gymnastics c 3 2 0 0
Type of sports n n n n
 Team a 66 39 34 21
 Individual b 20 10 16 10
 Aestheticc 4 3 4 3
  1. TBLBM Total body lean body mass
  2. aTeam sports
  3. bIndividual sports
  4. cAesthetic sports