Table 1

Subjects (dieting – except for the heavyweight rowers) characteristics for anthropometry, diets and physical activity
Rowing Wrestling Boxing Judo
Lightweight Heavyweight (n = 33) (n = 22) (n = 16)
(n = 33) (n = 29)
Age (years) 38.45 ± 7.33 38.6 ± 7.77 41.94 ± 6.57 41.64 ± 4.86 41.06 ± 6.19
Height (m) 1.79 ± 0.06 $ #‡ 1.87 ± 0.08 * # ¤ ‡ 1.71 ± 0.07 1.74 ± 0.06 1.70 ± 0.08
Mean body mass throughout the career (kg) 70.59 ± 6.29 $ ¤ 82.08 ± 95.85 * # ¤ ‡ 70 ± 12.22 62.85 ± 7.88 68.05 ± 10.20
Career length (years) 10.09 ± 3.25 9.61 ± 3.76 10.67 ± 4.06 13.35 ± 3.48 * $‡ 9.25 ± 2.17
Age of retirement (years) 28.09 ± 3.25 27.96 ± 3.86 28.67 ± 4.06 31.35 ± 3.48* $‡ 27.25 ± 2.17
Mean body mass loss per diet (% body weight) 4.5 ± 2.33 No data 7.38 ± 2.79* ¤ ‡ 5.07 ± 1.82 4.66 ± 1.33
Number of diets during career 4.5 ± 2.33 # ¤ ‡ No data 15.54 ± 7.3¤ 26.36 ± 5.96 24.87 ± 14.01
Total body mass lost in career (kg) 23.11 ± 18.96# ¤ ‡ No data 67.74 ± 52.81 72.27 ± 37.69 59.31 ± 48.66
Physical activity level post-career (h/week) 4.86 ± 4.24 No data 4.86 ± 3.39 5.41 ± 6.43 3.81 ± 2.14

Values are mean ± SD. *: significant difference with the lightweight rowers group; : significant difference with the heavyweight rowers group; #: significant difference with the wrestlers group; ¤: significant difference with the boxers group; ‡: significant difference with the judokas group.

Marquet et al.

Marquet et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:510   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-510

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