Table 1

Descriptive statistics for general data of examinees (M-mean, SD-standard deviation), and ANOVA differences between match referees (MR) and assistant referees (AR) within the same competitive level (* denotes significant differences), and within MR and AR between the different competitive levels (¥ denotes significant differences)
Total (n = 342) UEFA (n = 18) 1st (n = 78) 2nd (n = 91) 3rd (n = 155)
MR (n = 157) AR (n = 185) MR (n = 6) AR (n = 12) MR (n = 31) AR (n = 47) MR (n = 45) AR (n = 46) MR (n = 75) AR (n = 80)
M ± SD M ± SD M ± SD M ± SD M ± SD M ± SD M ± SD M ± SD M ± SD M ± SD
Age (years) 31.4 ± 4.88 34.11 ± 5.08 34.67 ± 2.5 38.25 ± 4.45 33.65 ± 4.46 35.8 ± 4.15* 30.59 ± 4.42 31.98 ± 4.97 30.88 ± 5.16¥ 33.71 ± 5.11*¥
Experience (years) 10.79 ± 3.26 12.52 ± 3.43* 17 ± 2.28 17 ± 2.98 13.24 ± 2.57 14.33 ± 2.62 9.47 ± 2.87 11.31 ± 3.82* 10.15 ± 2.71¥ 11.4 ± 2.54*¥
BH (cm) 183.4 ± 5.75 181.41 ± 6.23* 181 ± 3.52 183.17 ± 8.11 185.69 ± 6.07 182.78 ± 6.28* 183.6 ± 5.08 180.4 ± 5.69* 182.59 ± 5.96 180.91 ± 6.158
BM (kg) 83.44 ± 7.24 82.04 ± 7.45 81.5 ± 2.35 81.5 ± 7.45 85.93 ± 7.46 83.89 ± 7.09 82.06 ± 7.35 79.49 ± 7.04 83.47 ± 7.19 82.5 ± 7.62¥
BMI (kg/m2) 24.77 ± 1.35 24.9 ± 1.44 24.88 ± 0.42 24.28 ± 1.37 24.88 ± 1.23 25.07 ± 0.95 24.31 ± 1.45 24.41 ± 1.71 25 ± 1.32 25.17 ± 1.46¥

LEGEND: Age-age of the subjects, Experience-time involved in the soccer refereeing, BH-body height, BM-body mass, BMI-body mass index.

Gabrilo et al.

Gabrilo et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:88   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-88

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