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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: The risk of low energy availability in Chinese elite and recreational female aesthetic sports athletes

 Elite athletes (n = 52)Recreational athletes (n = 114)P-value
Age (y)20 ± 320 ± 20.901
Height (cm)165.1 ± 6.1167.3 ± 4.00.021*
Weight (kg)50.7 ± 5.953.9 ± 5.30.001*
BMI (kg/m2)18.6 ± 1.919.3 ± 1.70.022*
Years of training (y)11.1 ± 3.77.2 ± 3.3< 0.001**
Frequency per week (d)5.3 ± 1.43.9 ± 1.4< 0.001**
Exercise per week (h)28 (12–43)8 (6–12)< 0.001**
LEAF-Q score8 (5–10)9 (8–11)0.031*
  1. Parametric data were summarized as mean ± SD, and nonparametric data were reported by median and interquartile range (25th percentile and 75th percentile)
  2. LEAF-Q Low Energy Availability in Females Questionnaire
  3. P-value < 0.05.P-value < 0.01