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Table 1 Demographic and anthropometric characteristics of all participants

From: Normative values of handgrip and pinch strengths in healthy female college students in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study

Age (y) N Weight (kg) Height (cm) BMI (kg/cm2) Palmar width Wrist circumference PA level
D ND D ND High Moderate Low
19 10 55.7 ± 8.4 158 ± 7.4 22.4 ± 3.7 17.4 ± 0.6 17.4 ± 0.6 15.4 ± 0.5 15.4 ± 0.5 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
20 11 55.7 ± 7.0 160.6 ± 5.4 21.2 ± 3.2 17.7 ± 0.7 17.5 ± 0.6 15.4 ± 0.5 15.4 ± 0.5 0 (0%) 1 (9.1%) 10 (90.9%)
21 10 59.7 ± 7.5 156.1 ± 5.2 24.5 ± 3.0 17.6 ± 0.9 17.6 ± 0.9 16.1 ± 1.4 16.3 ± 1.7 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
22 22 63.2 ± 14.6 160.2 ± 9.3 24.4 ± 5.0 18.7 ± 1.1 18.4 ± 0.95 15.8 ± 1.1 15.8 ± 1.1 5 (22.7%) 9 (40.9%) 8 (36.4%)
23 39 60.9 ± 13.6 158.0 ± 5.6 24.4 ± 5.2 19.5 ± 1.4a 19.1 ± .99 15.7 ± 0.8 15.6 ± 0.8 17 (43.6%) 15 (38.5%) 7 (17.9%)
24 33 60.6 ± 16.3 157.6 ± 5.1 23.9 ± 6.1 19.1 ± 1.5b 18.6 ± 1.7 15.6 ± 0.8 15.6 ± 0.9 10 (30.3%) 18 (54.5%) 5 (15.2%)
25 14 60.4 ± 13.7 154.5 ± 4.1 23.3 ± 4.7 20.1 ± 1.3c 19.0 ± 1.9 15.9 ± 0.96 15.9 ± 0.96 8 (57.1%) 4 (28.6%) 2 (14.3%)
Total 139 60.3 ± 13.4 158.6 ± 6.2 23.8 ± 5.0 18.9 ± 1.4 18.5 ± 1.4 15.7 ± 0.9 15.7 ± 0. 9 40 (28.8%) 50 (36.0%) 49 (35.2%)
  1. Data are represented as mean ± SD or N (%) unless otherwise stated
  2. D dominant, ND nondominant
  3. aDifference between 23 and19–21 years
  4. bDifference between 24 and 19 and 21 years
  5. cDifference between 25 and 19–21 years