Table 5

Health aspects of sponsorship listings on websites for the top male and female sports for young people

"Healthy"

"Unhealthy"

"Non Classified"*

All websites


N

%

N

%

N

%

N


Level

Club

44

10.9

139

34.5

220

54.6

403

Regional

22

20.8

32

30.2

52

49.1

106

National

33

25.2

38

29.0

60

45.8

131

Sport

Athletics

10

26.3

11

28.9

17

44.7

38

Basketball

7

46.7

2

13.3

6

40.0

15

Cricket

11

14.9

24

32.4

39

52.7

74

Netball

14

16.9

28

33.4

41

49.4

83

Rugby

18

9.4

65

33.9

109

56.8

192

Soccer

24

14.5

54

32.5

88

53.0

166

Tennis

9

17.0

15

28.3

29

54.7

53

Touch

6

31.6

10

52.6

3

15.8

19

Junior**

3

9.1

14

42.4

16

48.5

33

All websites

99

15.5

209

32.7

332

51.9

640


* "Not Classified" includes all groupings not in "healthy" and "unhealthy". This included non-sporting organisations, inactive entertainment, non-active transport, foods with mixed nutrition aspects, and other categories.

** Junior level sponsorship included those sponsorship listings that specifically mentioned sponsorship of junior clubs, junior teams or school-aged tournaments.

Maher et al. BMC Public Health 2006 6:95   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-6-95

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