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Table 5 Muscular fitness performance in thinness groups

From: Underweight children are agile but lack power

  Degrees of underweight
  Thinness grade 1 (n = 128) Thinness grade 2 (n = 23) Thinness grade 3 (n = 18) p-value
  Median (IQR) Median (IQR) Median (IQR)  
Stepping (s) 14.98 (4.61) 15.93 (4.77) 13.96 (2.70) 0.194
Side jump (number of jumps) 25 (12) 21 (16) 26 (9) 0.897
Standing Long jump peak power (Watt) 200.05 (73.66) 211.14 (84.71) 158.94 (95.72) 0.027
1 = 2 > 3
Overhead throw (cm) 200.0 (70.5) 197.0 (73.0) 185.5 (45.8) 0.674
  1. Legend: p-values are extracted from Mann-Whitney-U tests; bold values indicate significant differences