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Table 1 Characteristics of the study sample

From: Likelihood of suffering from an eating disorder in a sample of Spanish cyclists and triathletes

  Cyclists
(N = 2037)
Triathletes
(N = 2000)
p value Male (N = 3634) Female (N = 401) p value
Age (years ± SD) 37.72 ± 9.67 34.54 ± 8.58 <.001 36.60 ± 9.15 31.96 ± 9.40 <.001
BMI (kg/m2 ± SD) 23.74 ± 2.69 22.85 ± 2.28 <.001 23.54 ± 2.46 21.08 ± 2.16 <.001
MEDAS (points ± SD) 7.44 ± 2.12 7.85 ± 2.10 <.001 7.59 ± 2.11 8.15 ± 1.99 <.001
Overall RRS (points ± SD) 21.97 ± 5.34 22.14 ± 5.21 .269 22.02 ± 5.25 22.41 ± 5.53 .319
CD (points ± SD) 12.15 ± 3.19 12.41 ± 3.22 .008 12.12 ± 3.11 13.68 ± 3.71 <.001
WF (points ± SD) 9.83 ± 3.28 9.73 ± 3.20 .343 9.90 ± 3.25 8.74 ± 2.93 <.001
SCOFF (points ± SD) .74 ± 1.09 .62 ± .99 <.001 .66 ± 1.03 .87 ± 1.14 <.001
Experience (years) 12.98 ± 10.03 5.56 ± 6.31 <.001 9.66 ± 9.31 6.13 ± 7.17 <.001
Training (hours per week) 10.94 ± 4.64 11.71 ± 4.84 <.001 11.34 ± 4.71 11.14 ± 5.12 .278
  1. BMI Body mass index, MEDAS Mediterranean diet adherence screener, RRS Revised restriction scale, CD Concern for dieting, WF Weight fluctuation, SCOFF Five-item SCOFF questionnaire, SD Standard deviation