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Table 1 Baseline demographic results for male and female Australian rules footballers. Players who sustained a concussion during the collection period were allocated into the SRC group, with non-concussed footballers serving as controls for each sex. Results are presented as Mean ± SD

From: Prolonged elevation of serum neurofilament light after concussion in male Australian football players

  Male footballers Female footballers
SRC Control P-value SRC Control P-value
N 20 19 8 8
Age 23.8 ± 3.5 23.9 ± 3.1 0.85 24.6 ± 4.1 23.5 ± 3.4 0.56
Years of education 16.6 ± 2.2 16.9 ± 1.4 0.54 15.9 ± 2.2 15.5 ± 2.1 0.73
Years of sport 16.1 ± 5.0 17.5 ± 3.5 0.33 18.4 ± 5.4 16.1 ± 5.9 0.44
Years of collision sport 13.9 ± 4.6 14.4 ± 4.6 0.78 8.4 ± 5.7 7.4 ± 5.2 0.72
No. of previous concussions 2.1 ± 1.8 2.3 ± 1.7 0.78 0.1 ± 0.4 1.3 ± 1.8 0.13