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Table 1 The distribution of lottery funded athletes in the full and supplement user samples by sports and gender

From: The age-gender-status profile of high performing athletes in the UK taking nutritional supplements: Lessons for the future

Sport Full sample n = 874 (100%) Supplement users n = 520 (100%)
  Male Female Male Female
Archery 4 (< 1%) 2 (< 1%) 1 (< 1%) 1 (< 1%)
Athletics a 53 (6.1%) 44 (5.0%) 26 (5.0%) 35 (6.7%)
Badminton 30 (3.4%) 34 (3.9%) 8 (1.5%) 18 (3.5%)
Boccia 1 (< 1%) 0 0 0
Boxing 10 (1.1%) 0 4 (< 1%) 0
Canoeing 16 (1.8%) 8 (< 1%) 9 (1.7%) 8 (1.5%)
Cricket 14 (1.6%) 15 (1.7%) 3 (< 1%) 7 (1.4%)
Cycling 39 (4.5%) 19 (3.6%) 29 (5.6%) 16 (3.1%)
Diving 1 (< 1%) 3 (< 1%) 0 3 (< 1%)
Equestrian 0 7 (< 1%) 0 1 (< 1%)
Fencing b 1 (< 1%) 0 0 0
Football (European) 0 8 (< 1%) 0 5 (1.0%)
Golf 9 (1.0%) 11 (1.2%) 1 (< 1%) 5 (1.0%)
Gymnastics 12 (1.3%) 8 (< 1%) 5 (1.0%) 3 (< 1%)
Hockey 11 (1.2%) 7 (< 1%) 5 (1.0%) 4 (< 1%)
Ice skating 1 (< 1%) 3 (< 1%) 1 (< 1%) 1 (< 1%)
Judo 4 (< 1%) 7 (< 1%) 4 (< 1%) 4 (< 1%)
Karate 1 (< 1%) 1 (< 1%) 1 (< 1%) 0
Modern Pentathlon 2 (< 1%) 8 (< 1%) 1 (< 1%) 6 (1.1%)
Netball 0 8 (< 1%) 0 2 (< 1%)
Powerlifting 1 (< 1%) 1 (< 1%) 0 0
Rowing 14 (1.6%) 10 (1.1%) 12 (2.3%) 8 (1.5%)
Sailing 9 (1.0%) 6 (< 1%) 4 (< 1%) 0
Shooting a 10 (1.1%) 9 (1.0%) 3 (< 1%) 1 (< 1%)
Squash 8 (< 1%) 5 (< 1%) 5 (1.0%) 5 (1.0%)
Swimming a 27 (3.1%) 29 (3.3%) 17 (3.3%) 19 (3.6%)
Table tennis a 3 (< 1%) 5 (< 1%) 0 4 (< 1%)
Taekwondo 0 2 (< 1%) 0 1 (< 1%)
Triathlon 1 (< 1%) 7 (< 1%) 0 6 (1.1%)
Tennis a 0 3 (< 1%) 0 2 (< 1%)
Waterskiing 2 (< 1%) 0 0 0
Wheelchair basketball b 54 (6.2%) 1 (< 1%) 2 (< 1%) 1 (< 1%)
Wheelchair rugby b 5 (< 1%) 1 (< 1%) 3 (< 1%) 1 (< 1%)
Wheelchair tennis b 2 (< 1%) 0 1 (< 1%) 1 (< 1%)
Missing data on sport 285 (32.6%) 15 (1.7%) 193 (37.1%) 8 (1.5%)
Missing data on gender 5 (< 1%)    
Total 580 (66.4%) 289 (33.1%) 338 (65.0%) 182 (35.0%)
  1. Percentages to full sample and supplement user sample are in parentheses.
  2. a Includes disability sport.
  3. b Disability sport only