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Table 3 Characteristics of subjects in muscle injury and no muscle injury group in Study 2

From: COL5A1 rs12722 polymorphism is not associated with passive muscle stiffness and sports-related muscle injury in Japanese athletes

 Muscle injury (n = 190)No muscle injury (n = 1369)P value
Sex  0.457
 Men, n (%)134 (70.5)929 (67.9) 
 Women, n (%)56 (29.5)440 (32.1) 
Age, years20.1 ± 1.720.5 ± 2.80.096
Height, cm169.9 ± 7.9169.5 ± 8.30.552
Body mass, kg64.4 ± 10.463.4 ± 10.10.229
Playing years, years10.4 ± 3.811.2 ± 3.90.008
Competitive level  0.168
 International n (%)17 (9.0)153 (11.2) 
 National n (%)112 (59.0)756 (55.2) 
 Regional n (%)30 (15.8)286 (20.9) 
 Other n (%)31 (16.3)174 (12.7) 
Main sport  <0.001
 Track & field91 (47.9)341 (24.9) 
 Soccer62 (32.6)599 (43.8) 
 Other37 (19.5)429 (31.3) 
  1. Values are presented as the mean ± SD unless noted otherwise. Bold emphasis: P < 0.05