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Table 3 Distributions of male athletes in three sports by maturity status defined by the same indicators as in the present study

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

  Maturity status
Late On time Early
Skeletal age
 Tennis (9.88–15.95 years, n = 40) n 4 27 9
% 10 67 23
 American football (9.27–14.24 years, n = 143) n 15 52 76
% 11 36 53
 Soccer (10.98–15.25 years, n = 180) n 21 100 59
% 12 56 33
Percentage of predicted adult height
 Tennis n 1 35 4
% 2 88 10
 American football n 6 91 46
% 4 64 32
 Soccer n 5 131 44
% 3 73 24
Predicted age at PHV
 Tennis n 2 38 0
% 5 95 0
 Soccer n 15 161 4
% 8 89 2
  1. Criteria for defining maturity status with each indicator are indicated in the text and were the same in each study. Frequencies and percentages for the total samples American football and soccer players were calculated after Malina et al. [5, 19]