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Table 2 Sample sizes and population characteristics from each included study

From: Lower limb biomechanics during running in individuals with achilles tendinopathy: a systematic review

Study Symptomatic (yes/no) Sample size (limbs) Gender (n) (Male/Female) Mean age ± SD (range) (years) Mass (kg), height (cm), BMI Experience: years of sporting activity
   AT C AT C AT C AT C AT C
Azevedo et al. [27] Yes 21 21 16/5 16/5 41.8 ± 9.7 (NR) 38.9 ± 10.1 (NR) 77.6, 177.8, NR 70.2, 174.3, NR > 3 years*  
Baur et al. [11] Yes 16 28 NR NR 36 ± 9 (NR)* 73, 179, NR* NR 'experienced'*
Donoghue et al. [33] No 12 12 11/1 11/1 38.7 ± 8.1 (NR) 44.3 ± 8.4 (NR) 73.3, 175, NR 79.3, 178, NR NR NR
Donoghue et al. [34] No 11 11 10/1 10/1 39.6 ± 7.7 (NR) 45.2 ± 8.1 (NR) 71.9, 174, NR 77.9, 177, NR NR NR
Kaufman et al. [19] No 17 299 17/0 299/0 22.5 ± 2.5 (NR)* 78.0, 177.0, NR* 2-7 times/week fitness preparation, 73% reported having run or jogged on a regular basis for a period of 3 or more months before reporting to training*
McCrory et al. [25] Yes 31 58 NR NR 38.4 ± 1.8 (NR) 34.5 ± 1.2 (NR) 71.4, 174.5, NR 70.0, 174.5, NR 11.9 ± 1.4 9.6 ± 0.8
Ryan et al. [35] Yes 27 21 NR NR 40 ± 7 (NR) 40 ± 9 (NR) 78, 181, NR 71, 177, NR NR NR
Van Ginckel et al. [2] No 10 53 2/8 8/45 38.0 ± 11.35 (NR) 40.0 ± 9.00 (NR) 69.8, 167.1, 24.95 70.0, 168.3, 24.69 0 0
Williams et al. [24] No 8 8 6/2 5/3 36.0 ± 8.2 (NR) 31.8 ± 9.3 (NR) 67.3, 176, NR 65.6, 170, NR 19.1 ± 7.7 11.0 ± 9.1
  1. Abbreviations:
  2. AT, Achilles tendinopathy group; C, control group; NR, not reported; *, Specified total group characteristics only