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Table 2 Comparison of body composition variables between heavyweight Judo and football groups

From: Characteristics of body composition and cardiometabolic risk of Japanese male heavyweight Judo athletes

   Heavyweight (n = 41) P value
   Judo (n = 19) Football (n = 22)  
Height (cm) 177.2 ± 6.1 177.6 ± 5.6 0.837
Body mass (kg)* 122.7 ± 13.1 99.0 ± 8.1 <0.001
BMI (kg/m2) 39.1 ± 3.8 31.4 ± 2.3 <0.001
Total fat percentage (%) 27.5 ± 5.2 19.4 ± 3.7 <0.001
  fat mass (kg)* 34.1 ± 8.8 19.4 ± 4.7 <0.001
  fat free mass (kg) 88.6 ± 8.0 79.7 ± 5.5 0.005
Waist circumference (cm) 111 ± 7 96 ± 7 <0.001
VF (cm2)* 118 ± 35 67 ± 24 <0.001
SF (cm2) 433 ± 100 223 ± 70 <0.001
  1. Data were expressed as mean ± SD. BMI body mass index, VF visceral fat area, SF subcutaneous fat area; *Log-transformed variables for non-normally distributed variables (body mass, total fat mass, VF) were used. P value for difference between heavyweight Judo and football groups was assessed by unpaired t test. Significant differences, P < 0.05