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Table 1 Anthropometric characterics of rugby players and controls

From: Nutrient intake, serum lipids and iron status of colligiate rugby players

  Forward    Backs   Controls
  (n=18)    (n=16)   (n=26)
Age (yrs) 19.5 ± 0.9    19.5 ± 1.0   19.5 ± 1.1
Height (cm) 173.7 ± 5.9   171.2 ± 4.3   168.8 ± 6.9
Weight (kg) 87.3 ± 8.9 * 72.6 ± 7.4 58.5 ± 6.1
BMI (kg/m 28.9 ± 2.5 * 24.8 ± 2.0 20.5 ± 1.8
Waist (cm) 89.5 ± 9.5 * 78.7 ± 5.9   72.2 ± 5.3
Biceps brachii (mm) 8.9 ± 3.2 * 6.5 ± 3.6   4.6 ± 0.7
Triceps brachii (mm) 17.0 ± 4.0   13.7 ± 4.5 9.7 ± 3.6
Subscapular (mm) 19.3 ± 6.1 * 14.4 ± 5.1   11.0 ± 2.7
Suprailiac (mm) 20.9 ± 7.0 * 11.6 ± 6.1   8.3 ± 2.2
4 skin in fold (mm) 66.1 ± 18.0 * 46.3 ± 16.5 26.2 ± 8.1
% Fat 22.9 ± 4.1 * 18.8 ± 4.5 14.8 ± 2.4
LBM (kg) 68.3 ± 5.1 * 59.7 ± 5.1 50.4 ± 5.2
  1. Values are the mean ± SD.
  2. Abbreviations; BMI, body mass index; % Fat, Percentage of body fat; LBM, lean body mass.
  3. *p < 0.05 vs Backs.
  4. †p < 0.05 vs Controls.