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Table 2 The prevalence of physiological symptoms between elite athletes and recreational athletes

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

 Elite athletes
(n = 52)
Recreational athletes
(n = 114)
χ2P-value
%(n)%(n)
LEA risk55.8 (29)35.1 (40)6.2890.012*
ED risk51.9 (27)59.6 (68)0.8710.351
Underweight44.2 (23)30.7 (35)2.8750.090
Injury30.8 (16)23.7 (27)0.9340.334
Gastrointestinal dysfunction50.0 (26)59.6 (68)1.3540.245
Menstrual disturbance67.3 (35)43.9 (50)7.8580.005**
Primary amenorrhea53.8 (28)13.2 (15)30.802< 0.001**
Secondary amenorrhea30.8 (16)24.6 (28).7060.401
Oligomenorrhea13.5 (7)13.2 (15).0030.957
  1. LEA low energy availability, ED eating disorder
  2. P-value < 0.05.P-value < 0.01