Table 2.Characteristics of female world-class sprinters, young American and Danish non-athletes.
 

Sprinters

USA

DK

Statistical Difference(p < 0.05)

Height (m)

Mean

1.68

1.63

1.69

USA < Sprinters = DK

 

SD

.07

.08

.07

DK = Sprinters = USA

Body mass (kg)

Mean

58.1

66.2

71.1

Sprinters < DK < USA

SD

5.2

23

12

Sprinters < DK < USA

BMI (kgm-2)

Mean

20.4

26.7

23.1

Sprinters < DK < USA

 

SD

1.4

6.7

4.0

Sprinters < DK < USA

USA = American normal population, DK = Danish normal population.