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Table 1 Characteristics of the handball players (N = 190) by age category

From: Side differences of upper quarter Y balance test performance in sub-elite young male and female handball players with different ages

Characteristic 13 years (n = 25) 14 years (n = 32) 15 years (n = 49) 16 years (n = 34) 17 years (n = 33) 18 years (n = 17)
Sex, f/m 22/3 5/27 21/28 14/20 13/20 5/12
Body height, cm 166.2 ± 6.7 177.1 ± 8.0 177.2 ± 9.6 176.0 ± 8.6 177.7 ± 8.0 180.5 ± 8.2
Body mass, kg 57.9 ± 10.6 67.3 ± 11.9 69.2 ± 10.1 74.4 ± 12.2 72.3 ± 14.0 79.3 ± 12.1
BMI, kg/m2 20.0 ± 5.0 21.4 ± 2.7 22.0 ± 2.6 24.0 ± 3.4 23.0 ± 3.6 24.2 ± 2.2
Left arm length, cm 83.6 ± 4.1 89.4 ± 4.6 89.7 ± 5.6 89.3 ± 5.5 89.0 ± 5.2 91.1 ± 4.9
Right arm length, cm 83.8 ± 4.4 90.1 ± 4.8 90.1 ± 5.5 89.9 ± 5.0 89.3 ± 4.9 91.7 ± 4.7
Throwing arm, left/right 1/24 2/30 4/45 4/30 4/29 0/17
Playing experience, years 6.1 ± 1.8 6.3 ± 2.6 8.3 ± 2.3 8.3 ± 2.9 10.4 ± 2.9 10.2 ± 3.1
  1. Values are mean ± standard deviation
  2. BMI Body Mass Index, f female, m male