Table 1

Subject characteristics
Baseline characteristics Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 All p-value
(Paraplegics) (Tetraplegics) (Single limb amputees; blind athletes)
Number of athletes 27 3 14 44
Males (N, %) 16 (59.3%) 2 (66.7%) 12 (85.7%) 30 (68.2%) 0.23
Mean age years (SD) 34.1 (±12.2) 42.3 (±9.3) 33 (±8.6) 34.4 (±11) 0.45
Mean height cm (SD) 170 (±12.9) 166.3 (±15.6) 177.1 (±6.7) 172 (±11.8) 0.06
Mean weight kg (SD) 63.5 (±14.4) 63.7 (±25.1) 71 (±12.7) 65.9 (±14.7) 0.16
Atopy (N, %) 12 (44.4) 0 (0.0) 2 (14.3) 14 (31.8) 0.07

Legend: SD = standard deviation; p-values are given for the three neurologically defined groups.

Osthoff et al.

Osthoff et al. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2013 5:7   doi:10.1186/2052-1847-5-7

Open Data