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Table 1 Comparison of cardiorespiratory fitness and jumping distance of Gulu sample to global normative values

From: Physical fitness and mental health impact of a sport-for-development intervention in a post-conflict setting: randomised controlled trial nested within an observational study of adolescents in Gulu, Uganda

Gender Age: 11 years Age: 12 years Age: 13 years Age: 14 years
Gulu Norms Gulu Norms Gulu Norms Gulu Norms
Multi-stage fitness test (km/hr): crude mean (95% CI)  
Boys 10.82 10.72 10.69* 10.95 10.95* 11.17 11.32* 11.52
  (10.51 to 11.13) (10.70 to 10.74) (10.53 to 10.85) (10.94 to 10.97) (10.82 to 11.07) (11.15 to 11.18) (11.18 to 11.46) (11.50 to 11.53)
  n = 44 n = 15 480 n = 141 n = 24 544 n = 232 n = 27 535 n = 198 n = 27 106
Girls 9.65* 10.14 9.69* 10.24 9.87* 10.22 9.65* 10.31
  (9.47 to 9.83) (10.12 to 10.15) (9.55 to 9.82) (10.23 to 10.25) (9.76 to 9.98) (10.21 to 10.23) (9.51 to 9.78) (10.30 to 10.32)
  n = 90 n = 15 446 n = 174 n = 24 255 n = 291 n = 27 110 n = 276 n = 24 924
Standing broad jump (cm): crude mean (95% CI)
Boys 165.48* 154.00 171.59* 165.00 182.47* 176.00 195.11* 187.00
  (160.84 to 170.12) (153.55 to 154.45) (169.12 to 174.06) (164.64 to 165.36) (179.97 to 184.97) (175.57 to 176.43) (192.46 to 197.76) (186.56 to 187.44)
  n = 44 n = 10 045 n = 141 n = 15 313 n = 231 n = 12 052 n = 195 n = 12 415
Girls 158.13* 145.00 160.05* 152.00 165.02* 157.00 166.50* 160.00
  (155.00 to 161.26) (144.57 to 145.43) (157.71 to 162.39) (151.65 to 152.35) (162.92 to 167.11) (156.59 to 157.41) (164.37 to 168.63) (159.59 to 160.41)
  n = 91 n = 9 933 n = 175 n = 16 198 n = 292 n = 12 143 n = 278 n = 12 139
  1. Multi-stage fitness test and standing broad jump global norms sourced from Tomkinson et al. (2008) and Olds et al. (2006) [14, 20].
  2. *Statistically significant difference at baseline when comparing means of Gulu sample vs normative values (p < 0.05).