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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for growth and maturity characteristics of male and female elite youth British tennis players

From: Cross-Sectional Analysis Investigating the Concordance of Maturity Status Classifications in Elite Caucasian Youth Tennis Players

  Male (n = 40) (mean ± SD) Female (n = 31) (mean ± SD)
Chronological age (CA), years 12.5 ± 1.8 12.7 ± 2.0
Weight, kg 48.0 ± 12.9 48.2 ± 10.6
Height, cm 159.0 ± 14.4 156.7 ± 9.7
Sitting height, cm 82.5 ± 7.4 83.0 ± 5.2
Estimated leg length, cm 76.5 ± 7.5 73.7 ± 5.1
Skeletal age (SA), years 12.7 ± 2.5 13.1 ± 2.1
SA minus CA, years 0.13 ± 1.11 0.35 ± 1.02
Father’s height, cm 182.5 ± 5.8 178.7 ± 5.7
Mother’s height, cm 168.1 ± 5.5 165.6 ± 4.9
Predicted adult height, cm 182.8 ± 5.5 167.1 ± 3.9
Height as % of adult height, % 86.9 ± 6.9 93.62 ± 5.8
Height as % of adult height, z 0.22 ± 0.6 − 0.11 ± 0.6
Predicted maturity offset, years − 0.9 ± 1.8 0.8 ± 1.6
Predicted age at peak height velocity, years 13.4 ± 0.5 12.0 ± 0.6