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Table 1 Demographic and lifestyle characteristics of participants, Palermo, Italy

From: Protein supplementation in strength and conditioning adepts: knowledge, dietary behavior and practice in Palermo, Italy

  Subjects
  Number Percentage
Age (yr)   
   < 18 23 11.1%
   18-30 136 65.7%
   > 30 48 23.2%
Mean (SD) 26,3 ± 9,1 yr
Education (yr)   
   ≤5 2 1.0%
   8 49 23.7%
   13 112 54.1%
   > 13 44 21.3%
Gender †   
Female 80 38.6%
Male 127 61.4%
Body mass index   
   < 25 kg/m2 149 71.9%
   25 ≤ 30 kg/m2 51 24.6%
   ≥ 30 kg/m2 7 3.5%
Activity at work   
Heavy manual work 54 26.1%
Manual work 56 27.1%
Standing 72 34.8%
Sedentary 25 12.1%
Recreational activity   
Yes 93 44.9%
No 114 55.1%
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