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Table 7 Summary conclusions and level of certainty from studies examining associations between physical fitness components and ‘any injury’ in female, team ball sport players

From: The relationship between physical fitness attributes and sports injury in female, team ball sport players: a systematic review

Physical fitness components Relationships assessed from each study Summary conclusion Level of certainty
# relationships demonstrating significant association with injury # relationships demonstrating no significant association with injury n/N relationship outcome (%) Practical interpretation High, moderate, low, insufficient
Univariate analyses
 Balance measures 2 [104] 2 [104], 4 [70] 2/8 (25%) No association Low
 Body composition measures 1 [68] 1 [70], 1 [76], 1 [84], 5 [68] 1/9 (11%) No association Low
 Cardiovascular fitness measures 1 [84] 1 [84] 1/2 (50%) Unknown Insufficient
 Coordination measures 1 [64], 2 [104] 1 [64], 12 [104] 3/16 (19%) No association Moderate
 Flexibility measures 2 [76] 8 [104] 2/10 (20%) No association Low
Multivariate analyses
 Agility measures 1 [78] 0 1/1 (100%) Unknown Insufficient
 Balance measures 4 [104] 0 4/4 (100%) Unknown Insufficient
 Body composition measures 2 [82] 0 2/2 (100%) Unknown Insufficient
 Coordination measures 6 [104] 6 [104] 6/12 (50%) Inconsistent association Insufficient
 Flexibility measures 1 [78], 2 [100], 2 [104] 6 [104], 17 [62] 5/28 (18%) No association Moderate
  1. Coding: n/N = number of significant associated relationships divided by total number of relationships investigated. The number of relationships is reported with the study reference number in brackets
  2. Data removed from univariate analyses data synthesis due to poor methodological quality and/or high ROB included: body composition measures (2 relationships [102]); cardiovascular fitness measures (1 relationship [67], 1 relationship [66]); and power measures (1 relationship [67], 1 relationship [66])