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Table 1 Dietary supplement use by gender or team-sport, with differences between corresponding groups (Chi Square)

From: What drives athletes toward dietary supplement use: objective knowledge or self-perceived competence? Cross-sectional analysis of professional team-sport players from Southeastern Europe during the competitive season

  Dietary supplement use
Regular From time to time + Rarely No Chi square
F % F % F % (p)
Males 66 11.9% 208 37.4% 282 50.7% 1.46 ¥ (0.48)
Females 48 13.5% 120 33.7% 188 52.8%
Basketball 46 20.2% 74 32.5% 108 47.4% 26.67 # (0.01)
Soccer 30 9.3% 120 37.0% 174 53.7%
Volleyball 6 3.9% 66 42.9% 82 53.2%
Handball 32 15.5% 68 33.0% 106 51.5%
  1. ¥indicates Chi square differences (n = 912, df = 2) calculated between genders for dietary supplement use
  2. #indicates Chi square differences (n = 912, df = 6) calculated among sports for dietary supplement use