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Table 2 Values of mean, standard deviation and median of anthropometric data and training variables according to position and occurrence of injury

From: Sports injuries among adolescent basketball players according to position on the court

Variables Position Injury p-value
   Present (n = 164) Absent (n = 46)  
Age (years) Shooting guard 15.54 ± 1.18 (15.00) * 13.95 ± 0.98 (14.00) 0.0001
Center 15.37 ± 0.71 (15.00) * 14.15 ± 1.20 (14.00) 0.0003
Point guard 14.33 ± 0.70 (14.00) 14.30 ± 1.18 (14.00) 0.89
Weight (Kg) Shooting guard 67.44 ± 14.29 † (68.80) 58.34 ± 10.11 (58.00) 0.009
Center 74.91 ± 15.34 † (72.00) 62.62 ± 14.82 (58.00) 0.004
Point guard 67.24 ± 13.32 † (62.00) 58.33 ± 8.75 (56.00) 0.03
Height (m) Shooting guard 1.73 ± 0.10 † (1.71) 1.65 ± 0.07 (1.66) 0.003
Center 1.77 ± 0.07 † (1.77) 1.67 ± 0.07 (1.69) 0.0001
Point guard 1.72 ± 0.09 (1.71) 1.66 ± 0.05 (1.68) 0.10
Training duration (years) Shooting guard 3.84 ± 1.93 (3.00) * 1.91 ± 1.30 (1.50) 0.0001
Center 3.87 ± 1.54 (3.00) * 2.57 ± 1.64 (2.00) 0.003
Point guard 2.88 ± 1.53 (3.00) 2.30 ± 1.22 (2.00) 0.30
Weekly hours of practice Shooting guard 5.86 ± 2.46 (6.00) * 4.89 ± 2.36 (4.50) 0.02
  Center 6.12 ± 2.17 (6.00) * 4.49 ± 2.47 (4.00) 0.005
  Point guard 6.72 ± 5.35 (4.50) 4.91 ± 1.49 (6.00) 0.89
  1. * Significant difference in relation to non-injured participants (Mann–Whitney test); † Significant difference in relation to non-injured participants (Student’s t-test for unpaired).