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Table 1 Demographic data of sample

From: Responses of fitness center employees to cases of suspected eating disorders or excessive exercise

n = 99 n (%)
GenderMale61 (61.6)
Female38 (38.4)
AgeUnder 25 years31 (30.7)
25–49 years54 (54.5)
50 years or older14 (14.8)
Education/TrainingUniversity degree22 (22.2)
Vocational training as a fitness instructor or employee43 (43.4)
Swiss professional certification system28 (28.2)
Other6 (6.6)
Time in the fitness industryLess than 5 years41 (41.4)
5 to 9 years24 (24.2)
10 years or more34 (34.3)
Self-reported suffering from an eating disorderYes8 (8.1)
No91 (91.9)
Self-reported suffering from excessive exerciseYes15 (15.2)
No84 (84.8)