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Table 2 Number of supplements consumed depending on sex and competitive level according to AIS categories (14)

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

AIS Categories Sex International National Total p-value Level p-value Sex p-value Level·Sex
Total Women 2.76 ± 2.79 4.60 ± 5.15 3.35 ± 3.73 0.848 0.562 0.144
Men 3.75 ± 2.86 2.33 ± 3.39 3.28 ± 3.03
Total 3.12 ± 2.81 3.75 ± 4.58 3.33 ± 3.45
Gruop A Sport Foods Women 0.90 ± 1.22 1.40 ± 1.27 1.06 ± 1.24 0.901 0.583 0.132
Men 1.25 ± 0.87 0.67 ± 0.82 1.06 ± 0.87
Total 1.03 ± 1.10 1.13 ± 1.15 1.06 ± 1.11
Medical Spplements Women 0.29 ± 0.64 a 0.40 ± 0.70 0.32 ± 0.65 0.060 0.582 0.017
Men 0.92 ± 0.79 a, b 0.61 ± 0.78
Total 0.52 ± 0.76 0.25 ± 0.58 0.43 ± 0.71
Ergogenic aids Women 0.38 ± 0.70 0.50 ± 0.53 0.42 ± 0.62 0.604 0.447 0.927
Men 0.25 ± 0.45 0.33 ± 0.82 0.28 ± 0.57
Total 0.33 ± 0.59 0.44 ± 0.63 0.37 ± 0.60
Total Women 1.57 ± 1.66 2.30 ± 2.11 2.42 ± 1.51 0.528 0.676 0.053
Men 2.42 ± 1.51 1.00 ± 1.55 1.94 ± 1.63
Total 1.94 ± 1.63 1.81 ± 1.97 1.86 ± 1.73
Group B Total Women 0.48 ± 0.87 1.00 ± 1.15 0.65 ± 0.98 0.343 0.723 0.491
Men 0.58 ± 1.08 0.67 ± 1.03 0.61 ± 1.04
Total 0.52 ± 0.94 0.88 ± 1.09 0.63 ± 0.99
Group C Total Women 0.71 ± 0.90 1.30 ± 2.21 0.90 ± 1.45 0.563 0.491 0.441
Men 0.75 ± 1.22 0.67 ± 1.21 0.72 ± 1.18
Total 0.73 ± 1.00 1.06 ± 1.88 0.84 ± 1.34
  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