Table 2

Comparison of anthropometric variables and past clinical history of players with hamstring muscle strain and uninjured players

Injured (n=26)Uninjured (n=88)U, t, or χ2p Value
Where appropriate, values are median, mean (SD).
PH, Past history; PTI, posterior thigh injury.
Age (years)24.5, 23.9 (3.1)20, 20.9 (3.1)U=5450.000
Height (cm)182, 183.6 (7.2)183, 184.0 (7.4)U=11040.789
Weight (kg)85, 85.5 (8.8)82.5, 83.3 (9.9)t=1.6220.317
Aboriginal descent53χ2=7.700.015
PH-knee injury64χ2=8.60.009
PH-osteitis pubis89χ2=6.680.023
PH-back injury710χ2=3.830.063