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Table 1 Descriptive anthropometrics characteristics of the studied participants and the comparisons between genders and type of practice

From: Weekly physical activity patterns of university students: Are athletes more active than non-athletes?

  Athletes (n = 33) Non-athletes (n = 93) p value Effect size
Women (n = 73)
 Height (cm) 164.33 (6.60)* 164.77 (6.59)* 0.626 0.001
 CI (95 %) (162.70–165.97) (164.15–165.38)   No effect
 Effect size 0.332 Moderate effect 0.401 Moderate effect   
 Weight (kg) 60.89 (7.42)* 61.41 (10.58)* 0.708 0.001
 CI (95 %) (58.35–63.43) (60.46–62.36)   No effect
 Effect size 0.129 Moderate effect 0.172 Minimum effect   
 %fat mass 23.26 (6.24)* 24.95 (7.63)* 0.093 0.006
 CI (95 %) (21.41–25.11) (24.26–25.64)   No effect
 Effect size 0.527 Moderate effect 0.401 Moderate effect   
 BMI 22.90 (2.91) 22.60 (3.64) 0.530 0.001
 CI (95 %) (22.02–23.78) (22.27–22.93)   No effect
 Effect size 0.002 No effect 0.001 No effect   
Men (n = 53)
 Height (cm) 175.79 (6.64)* 178.21 (7.89)* 0.002 0.026
 CI (95 %) (174.89–176.70) (177.00–179.42)   No effect
 Effect Size 0.332 Moderate effect 0.401 Moderate effect   
 Weight (kg) 70.97 (11.42)* 72.49 (8.91)* 0.184 0.005
 CI (95 %) (69.62–72.32) (70.69–74.30)   No effect
 Effect size 0.129 Minimum effect 0.172 Moderate effect   
 %fat mass 9.60 (5.00)* 11.57 (3.31)* 0.001 0.043
 CI (95 %) (9.03–10.17) (10.81–12.33)   Minimum effect
 Effect size 0.527 Moderate effect 0.401 Moderate effect   
 BMI 22.55 (3.09) 22.61 (1.62) 0.842 0.001
 CI (95 %) (22.21–22.89) (22.16–23.06)   No effect
 Effect size 0.002 No effect 0.001 No effect   
  1. * Statistically differences between men and women for a p value <0.05