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Table 3 Female and male athlete non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug use

From: Epidemiological profile of pain and non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug use in collegiate athletes in the United States

  Female Total (n = 197) Male Total (n = 75)
NSAID Use In Season   
 3-7 days/week 22 (11%) 5 (7%)
 1-2 days/week 43 (22%) 13 (17%)
 1-3times/month 73 (37%) 22 (29%)
 Never 59 (30%) 35 (47%)
NSAID Use Off Season
 3-7 days/week 8 (4%) 0
 1-2 days/week 23 (12%) 7 (9%)
 1-3times/month 85 (43%) 21 (28%)
 Never 81 (41%) 47 (63%)
Receiving NSAIDs
 Self-Purchased 98 (70%) 25 (61%)
 Coaches 0 0
 Parents 23 (16%) 7 (17%)
 Healthcare Professionals 15 (11%) 9 (22%)
 Teammates *(*%) 0
 Other *(*%) 0
NSAID Dosage
 2 pills 106 (83%) 29 (74%)
 4 pills 10 (8%) 10 (16%)
 6+ pills 11 (9%) 0
  1. Data are reported as count (percent)
  2. *(*%) are used when counts are below 5 in order to protect participant identification
  3. Differences in count data are due to missing data
  4. NSAID Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug