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Table 3 Bodyweight comparisons of competitors included in analyses

From: What are the odds? Identifying factors related to competitive success in powerlifting

Weight class n Body weight (kg) d (95% CI) P-value
All: Minimum All: Mean (SD) All: Maximum Won: Mean (SD) Lost: Mean (SD)
All 10,599 43.30 81.90 (19.87) 195.00 81.7 (22.6) 82.0 (17.8)  − 0.02 (− 0.06, 0.02) 0.403
Female 4032 43.30 69.52 (15.69) 160.00 69.88 (17.56) 69.22 (13.93) 0.04 (− 0.02, 0.10) 0.180
47 kg# 86 43.30 46.25 (0.74) 47.00 46.23 (0.77) 46.34 (0.67)  − 0.14 (− 0.64, 0.35) 0.565
48 kg^ 24 44.00 47.29 (0.97) 48.00 47.25 (0.93) 47.37 (1.11)  − 0.12 (− 0.97, 0.73) 0.784
52 kg# 252 47.15 50.82 (1.07) 52.00 50.75 (1.16) 50.93 (0.93)  − 0.17 (− 0.42, 0.08) 0.183
53 kg^ 64 48.75 51.62 (1.09) 52.95 51.48 (1.12) 51.85 (1.02)  − 0.34 (− 0.85, 0.17) 0.188
57 kg# 410 52.02 55.79 (1.07) 57.00 55.86 (1.05) 55.70 (1.09) 0.15 (− 0.05, 0.34) 0.133
58 kg^ 133 53.20 56.73 (1.14) 58.00 56.77 (1.12) 56.71 (1.16) 0.06 (− 0.29, 0.40) 0.744
63 kg# 651 57.05 61.43 (1.33) 63.00 61.56 (1.27) 61.34 (1.37) 0.17 (0.01, 0.32) 0.040
64 kg^ 213 58.35 62.54 (1.30) 64.00 62.66 (1.28) 62.48 (1.32) 0.14 (− 0.15, 0.42) 0.352
72 kg#^ 1019 63.15 69.45 (2.09) 72.00 69.43 (2.14) 69.46 (2.07)  − 0.02 (− 0.15, 0.11) 0.800
84 kg#^ 659 72.10 79.34 (3.23) 84.00 79.47 (3.31) 79.23 (3.16) 0.07 (− 0.08, 0.23) 0.346
84 kg + # 395 84.20 100.22 (14.58) 160.00 100.68 (15.22) 99.64 (13.75) 0.07 (− 0.13, 0.27) 0.479
100 kg^ 79 84.40 93.79 (4.40) 99.93 94.36 (4.41) 93.13 (4.37) 0.28 (− 0.17, 0.72) 0.219
100 kg + ^ 47 100.45 112.96 (8.49) 137.55 112.65 (8.61) 113.61 (8.47)  − 0.11 (− 0.72, 0.50) 0.723
Male 6567 52.05 89.50 (18.30) 188.10 90.93 (21.83) 88.70 (15.91) 0.12 (0.07, 0.17)  < 0.001
59 kg# 142 52.05 57.74 (1.41) 59.00 57.76 (1.29) 57.65 (1.72) 0.08 (− 0.30, 0.46) 0.686
62 kg^ 24 54.15 59.88 (1.90) 62.00 59.79 (1.94) 60.35 (1.87)  − 0.29 (− 1.37, 0.79) 0.598
66 kg# 296 59.55 64.89 (1.23) 66.00 64.98 (1.13) 64.76 (1.34) 0.18 (− 0.05, 0.41) 0.123
69 kg^ 96 62.25 67.27 (1.54) 69.00 67.69 (1.15) 66.85 (1.76) 0.57 (0.16, 0.98) 0.006
74 kg# 853 66.05 72.42 (1.62) 74.00 72.60 (1.58) 72.33 (1.63) 0.17 (0.03, 0.31) 0.020
77 kg^ 193 69.25 74.98 (1.72) 77.00 75.24 (1.72) 74.84 (1.71) 0.23 (− 0.07, 0.53) 0.131
83 kg# 1223 74.10 80.93 (1.94) 83.00 81.26 (1.68) 80.80 (2.01) 0.24 (0.11, 0.37)  < 0.001
85 kg^ 205 77.55 82.75 (1.76) 85.00 83.01 (1.53) 82.61 (1.86) 0.22 (− 0.06, 0.51) 0.128
93 kg# 1328 83.08 90.06 (2.39) 93.00 90.31 (2.33) 89.98 (2.40) 0.14 (0.01, 0.26) 0.028
94 kg^ 241 85.32 91.28 (2.16) 94.00 91.59 (2.04) 91.15 (2.20) 0.21 (− 0.07, 0.48) 0.145
105 kg#^ 1042 93.10 100.78 (3.21) 105.00 101.13 (3.13) 100.58 (3.25) 0.17 (0.04, 0.30) 0.008
120 kg#^ 590 105.10 114.07 (4.12) 120.00 114.08 (4.27) 114.06 (3.98) 0.00 (− 0.16, 0.17) 0.955
120 kg+#^ 334 120.20 138.77 (15.24) 188.10 139.38 (16.30) 137.96 (13.77) 0.09 (− 0.12, 0.31) 0.400
  1. SD, standard deviation; d, Cohen’s d effect size
  2. #International Powerlifting Federation weight class, ^World Powerlifting weight class