Table 1

Sample characteristics and associations between non-players, team sports and soccer players and potential confounders (N= 9,886)
Non-players(n= 4,783) wgt% (95% CI) Team Sportsa (n= 1,788) wgt% (95% CI) Soccer(n= 3,315) wgt% (95% CI) p value
n (total)
Age (years)
14 1016 8.0 (6.6–9.6) 14.3 (11.1–18.2) 11.1 (8.9–13.7) <0,001
15 2753 25.5 (22.7–28.4) 30.4 (26.3–35.0) 29.9 (26.8–33.1)
16 3028 30.1 (27.3–33.0) 31.1 (27.0–35.5) 29.3 (26.4–32.3)
17 2275 26.4 (23.9–29.2) 18.6 (15.5–22.2) 20.9 (18.4–23.6)
18 814 10.0 (8.6–11.6) 5.5 (4.2–7.2) 8.9 (7.3–10.8)
Gender
Female 5687 79.0 (77.2–80.7) 73.1 (69.5–76.4) 18.4 (16.3–20.7) <0,001
Male 4177 21.0 (19.3–22.8) 26.9 (23.6–30.5) 81.6 (79.3–83.7)
Type of school
Public 6347 84.5 (81.6–87.0) 75.0 (69.3–79.8) 81.5 (77.8–84.7) <0,001
Private 3539 15.5 (13.0–18.4) 25.1 (20.2–30.7) 18.5 (15.3–22.2)
Frequency of practice (per month)
1 to 5 days 2614 ---- 65.6 (62.5–68.7) 45.8 (43.0–48.6) <0,001
6 to 19 days 1284 ---- 21.4 (18.7–24.4) 25.2 (22.9–27.6)
20 or more days 1103 ---- 12.9 (10.6–15.7) 29.0 (26.7–31.4)
Motivation for practice
Pleasure 2715 ---- 80.9 (76.8–84.4) 76.3 (73.4–79.0) <0,001
Keep fit or health reasons 558 ---- 15.6 (12.8–18.8) 14.7 (12.7–17.0)
Profession 214 ---- 3.5 (2.0–6.1) 9.0 (6.8–11.7)
Heavy episodic drinking last month
No 8232 83.3 (81.1–85.3) 86.1 (82.9–88.8) 79.1 (76.5–81.4) <0,001
Yes 1654 16.7 (14.7–18.8) 13.9 (11.2–17.1) 21.0 (18.6–23.6)
Frequency of heavy episodic drinking last month
1 to 2 times 1008 60.0 (54.6–65.2) 71.8 (61.7–80.1) 54.8 (49.5–59.9) 0,041
3 to 5 times 404 24.7 (20.4–29.6) 17.3 (11.2–25.6) 25.9 (22.2–30.0)
6 or more times 242 15.3 (12.2–19.2) 11.0 (6.3–18.4) 19.3 (14.8–24.8)
Type of drinkb
Beer 2031 69.4 (65.7–72.8) 61.4 (55.1–67.4) 69.4 (65.3–73.3) 0,021
Vodka 456 11.4 (9.6–13.5) 17.3 (12.9–22.8) 15.4 (12.2–19.3)
Other beverages 516 19.3 (16.3–22.6) 21.3 (16.2–27.5) 15.2 (11.9–19.1)
Where they drinkb
At home or relatives houses 780 33.3 (29.4–37.5) 30.4 (24.2–37.3) 27.0 (22.7–31.7) 0,120
Nightclub or bars 1223 44.4 (40.2–48.6) 46.3 (39.3–53.5) 51.5 (47.2–55.8)
Friend’s houses 646 22.3 (19.0–26.0) 23.3 (18.4–29.1) 21.6 (18.5–25.0)
With whom they drinkb
Alone 100 2.9 (1.9–4.5) 3.3 (1.7–6.4) 4.3 (2.7–6.7) 0,006
Relatives 1257 46.7 (42.9–50.6) 46.9 (40.0–53.8) 37.1 (32.9–41.6)
Friends 1604 50.4 (46.5–54.2) 49.8 (43.0–56.7) 58.6 (54.0–63.1)

wgt - weighted.

a Basketball, volleyball or handball.

b Multiple answers question.

Bedendo et al.

Bedendo et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:247   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-247

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