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Table 2 Demographic, history and clinical variables among the sample

From: Limited ankle dorsiflexion increases the risk for mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy in infantry recruits: a prospective cohort study

Variable All participants (N = 70) Injured (N = 5) Non-injured (N = 65) P -value
Age, y a 19.6 ± 1.0 19.7 ± 0.8 19.6 ± 1.0 0.661
BMI a 23.1 ± 2.1 23.2 ± 2.8 23.1 ± 2.0 0.965
Past AT, n (%) yes b 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) NA
Right WB DF, 0 a 49.4 ± 6.7 43.3 ± 9.1 49.9 ± 6.3 0.184
Left WB DF, 0 a 56.4 ± 6.8 50.2 ± 5.8 56.8 ± 6.7 0.025
Right NWB DF, 0 a 27.4 ± 5.9 21.1 ± 6.1 27.9 ± 5.6 0.025
Left NWB DF, 0 a 27.3 ± 6.3 21.3 ± 7.3 27.8 ± 6.0 0.067
Right LSD, n (%) good (score 0 to 1) 33 (47.1) 1 (20.0) 32 (49.2) 0.361
Left LSD, n (%) good (score 0 to 1) 33 (47.1) 1 (20.0) 32 (49.2) 0.361
  1. aValues are Average ± SD.
  2. bNo statistics are computed for this parameter as it is constant.
  3. Abbreviations: AT Achilles Tendinopathy, BMI Body Mass Index, DF Dorsiflexion, LSD Lateral Step Down, NWB Non-Weight-Bearing, WB Weight-Bearing.