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Table 3 Multiplicative allometric modelling* of LVM combining size, CA, skeletal maturation and training (n = 163)

From: Scaling left ventricular mass in adolescent female soccer players

Predictors constant coefficients p collinearity model summary a
tolerance VIF R R2 adjusted F p
       0.694 0.462 24.146 < 0.01
  1.070   < 0.01       
ln (body mass)   0.412 < 0.01 0.307 3.259     
ln (fat-free mass)   0.621 < 0.01 0.288 3.470     
Chronological age   −0.028 0.05 0.845 1.184     
Training experience   0.022 < 0.01 0.777 1.287     
Skeletal maturity status
 Late vs average   −0.137 < 0.01 0.397 2.520     
 Late vs early   −0.116 < 0.01 0.339 2.952     
  1. VIF Variance inflation factor, R2 Explained variance
  2. aln (LVM) = k1 × ln (stature) + k2 × ln (body mass) + k3 × ln (fat-free mass) + a + b1 × (CA) + b2 × (training years) + b3 × (maturity status: late vs average; late vs early maturing, with late maturing being zero) + ln ε