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Table 4 Muscular fitness performance in groups classified according to BMI-for-age-and-sex status

From: Underweight children are agile but lack power

  Normal weight Underweight p-value*
  Median (IQR) Median (IQR)
Running (s) 7.52 (1.96) 7.42 (1.73) 0.492
Stepping (s) 15.65 (5.33) 14.79 (4.34) 0.012
Side jump (number of jumps) 22 (12) 25 (12) 0.004
Standing long jump (cm) 116.0 (35.0) 119.0 (31.3) 0.155
Standing Long jump peak power (Watt) 223.68 (101.01) 197.97 (78.66) < 0.001
Overhead throw (cm) 215.5 (84.0) 198.0 (69.0) 0.017
  1. Legend: * p-values are extracted from Mann-Whitney-U tests; bold values indicate significant differences