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Table 3 Likelihood to Use Resources to Obtain Current Nutrition Information among D1B players and Coachesa

From: Sports nutrition knowledge and perceptions among professional basketball athletes and coaches in Lebanon-a cross-sectional study

  Basketball Players Coaches  
Resource Total n (%)
(n=178)
Men n (%)
(N=126)
Women n (%)
(N=52)
p valueb Total n (%)
(n=11)
P valuec
Criteria Likely Neutral Unlikely Likely Neutral Unlikely Likely Neutral Unlikely   Likely Neutral Unlikely  
Coach 64(37.2) 73(42.4) 35(20.3) 45(37.5) 58(48.3) 17(14.2) 19(36.5) 15(28.8) 18(34.6) 0.01 4(36.4) 6(54.5) 1(9.1) 0.67
Assistant Coach 69(38.8) 66(37.1) 43(24.2) 51(40.5) 55(43.7) 20(15.9) 18(34.6) 11(21.2) 23(44.2) 0.00 5(45.5) 5(45.5) 1(9.1) 0.62
Strength & Conditioning Coach 118(66.7) 45(25.4) 14(7.9) 74(59.2) 40(32.0) 11(8.8) 44(84.6) 5(9.6) 3(5.8) 0.00 10(90.9) 1(9.1) - 0.37
Academic Journals 61(34.5) 76(42.9) 40(22.6) 38(30.4) 61(48.8) 26(20.8) 23(44.2) 15(28.8) 14(26.9) 0.05 5(45.5) 3(27.3) 3(27.3) 0.67
Magazines 48(27.1) 77(43.5) 52(29.4) 24(19.0) 68(54.0) 34(27.0) 24(47.1) 9(17.6) 18(35.3) 0.00 5(45.5) 4(36.4) 2(18.2) 0.45
Friends 47(26.4) 79(44.4) 52(29.2) 24(19.0) 65(51.6) 37(29.4) 23(44.2) 14(26.9) 15(28.8) 0.00 1(9.1) 7(63.6) 3(27.3) 0.41
College Nutrition/Health Courses 117(65.7) 45(25.3) 16(9.0) 78(61.9) 37(29.4) 11(8.7) 39(75.0) 8(15.4) 5(9.6) 0.13 9(81.8) 2(18.2) - 0.69
Parents 66(37.3) 76(42.9) 35(19.8) 38(30.4) 61(48.8) 26(20.8) 28(53.8) 15(28.8) 9(17.3) 0.01 3(27.3) 7(63.6) 1(9.1) 0.51
Dietitian/Nutritionist 160(89.9) 13(7.3) 5(2.8) 113(89.7) 11(8.7) 2(1.6) 47(90.4) 2(3.8) 3(5.8) 0.18 10(90.9) 1(9.1) - 0.70
Physicians 102(57.6) 55(31.1) 20(11.3) 69(54.8) 45(35.7) 12(9.5) 33(64.7) 10(19.6) 8(15.7) 0.09 6(54.5) 4(36.4) 1(9.1) 0.90
Internet 83(47.2) 71(40.3) 22(12.5) 46(36.8) 64(51.2) 15(12.0) 37(72.5) 7(13.7) 7(13.7) 0.00 7(63.6) 3(27.3) 1(9.1) 0.75
Other - - 1(100) - - - - - 1(100) - - - - -
  1. aD1B: Division 1 basketball
  2. brefers to differences between the two sex groups; P-value: < 0.05 = statistical significance
  3. c refers to differences between the players and coaches; P-value: < 0.05 = statistical significance