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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Development of a questionnaire to assess dietary restrictions runners use to mitigate gastrointestinal symptoms

Characteristics Participants n (%)
Performance Level
 Recreational lower half of age group 18 (46)
 Recreational upper half of age group 15 (39)
 National/International 1 (3)
 Don’t compete 5 (13)
Run Hours per Week
 0–5 h 19 (49)
 5–10 h 15 (39)
 10–15 h 4 (10)
 20–25 h 1 (3)
Years Running
 0–3 years 6 (15)
 3–5 years 7 (18)
 5–7 years 4 (10)
 7+ years 22 (56)
Running Distance
 5 km 7 (18)
 6–10 km 15 (39)
 ½ marathon – 21 km 7 (18)
 Marathon – 42 km 5 (13)
 Ultra-marathon 2 (5)
 Don’t Compete 3 (8)