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Table 2 Frequency distribution for weight loss methods reported by the sambo competitors

From: Patterns of rapid weight loss in elite sambo athletes

Methods I do not use it anymore Never used Rarely Sometimes Always
Gradual dieting (%) 3.4 6.3 9.8 35.6 44.8
 Males 5.1 7.7 8.5 30.8 47.9
 Females 0 3.5 12.3 45.6 38.6
Skipping 1 or 2 meals (%) 2.9 10.3 16.1 53.4 17.2
 Males 3.4 11.1 17.9 51.3 16.2
 Females 1.8 8.8 12.3 57.9 19.3
Fasting (%) 8.0 30.5 16.7 37.9 6.9
 Males 7.7 32.5 21.4 32.5 6.0
 Females 8.8 26.3 7.0 49.1 8.8
Restricting fluid ingestion (%) 2.3 15.5 20.1 40.8 21.3
 Males 1.7 17.1 21.4 41.0 18.8
 Females 3.5 12.3 17.5 40.4 26.3
Increased exercise (%) 8.0 1.7 32.2 23.0 35.1
 Males 9.4 2.6 35.9 17.9 34.2
 Females 5.3 0 24.6 33.3 36.8
Training in heated room (%) 0.6 16.1 22.4 37.4 23.6
 Males 0.9 16.2 23.1 34.2 25.6
 Females 0 15.8 21.1 43.9 19.3
Sauna (%) 4.0 9.8 10.3 43.7 32.2
 Males 3.4 8.5 12.8 41.9 33.3
 Females 5.3 12.3 5.3 47.4 29.8
Training in plastic suits (%) 2.9 14.9 18.4 36.2 27.6
 Males 1.7 12.0 21.4 33.3 31.6
 Females 5.3 21.1 12.3 42.1 19.3
Use plastic suit all day (%) 2.9 40.2 19.5 23.6 13.8
 Males 0.9 39.3 23.1 21.4 15.4
 Females 7.0 42.1 12.3 28.1 10.5
Spitting (%) 3.4 36.2 15.5 36.2 8.6
 Males 3.4 31.6 14.5 41.9 8.5
 Females 3.5 45.6 17.5 24.6 8.8
Laxative (%) 5.2 67.8 10.9 13.2 2.9
 Males 1.7 68.4 12.0 14.5 3.4
 Females 12.3 66.7 8.8 10.5 1.8
Diuretics (%) 5.2 75.3 6.3 10.9 2.3
 Males 2.6 10.3 6.8 76.1 4.3
 Females 1.8 12.3 5.3 73.3 7.0
Diet pills (%) 2.9 79.3 6.9 6.9 4.0
 Males 1.7 78.6 8.5 6.8 4.3
 Females 5.3 80.7 3.5 7.0 3.5
Vomiting (%) 4.6 78.2 7.5 8.6 1.1
 Males 3.4 77.8 8.5 8.5 1.7
 Females 7.0 78.9 5.3 8.8 0.0