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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample according to sex and competitive level

From: Analysis of the consumption of sports supplements in elite fencers according to sex and competitive level

Variable Sex International National Total p-value Level p-value Sex p-value Level·Sex
Age (years) Women 23.2 ± 8.2 22.1 ± 4.0 22.8 ± 7.0 0.704 0.146 0.840
Men 20.0 ± 2.7 19.7 ± 1.4 19.9 ± 2.3
Total 22.0 ± 6.8 21.2 ± 3.4 21.8 ± 5.9
Fencing (years of experience) Women 9.5 ± 0.9 9.8 ± 0.4 a 9.6 ± 0.9 a 0.138 0.008 0.014
Men 9.4 ± 0.9 b 8.2 ± 1.5 a, b 9.0 ± 1.2 a
Total 9.5 ± 1.0 9.2 ± 1.2 9.4 ± 1.1
Weekly training sessions Women 6.8 ± 3.1 b 4.4 ± 1.5 b 6.0 ± 2.9 0.064 0.460 0.288
Men 5.3 ± 1.3 4.7 ± 3.5 5.1 ± 2.2
Total 6.3 ± 2.7 4.5 ± 2.3 5.7 ± 2.7
  1. Data expressed as mean ± standard deviation. a statistically significant differences between women and men of the same performance level; b statistically significant differences between international and national level fencers of the same sex; Level of statistical significance was set as p < 0.05