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Table 1 Demographics and supplement use for all participants and divided into East Coast and West Coast groups

From: Dietary supplement users vary in attitudes and sources of dietary supplement information in East and West geographic regions: a cross-sectional study

  Total East coast West coast p-valuea
Supplement use (n = 637)b     
Yes 463 (72.7) 150 (60.7) 313 (80.3) <0.001*
No 174 (27.3) 97 (39.3) 77 (19.7)  
Age (n = 631)bc 47.2 ± 14.8 47.5 ± 12.8 47.0 ± 15.9 0.69
Sex (n = 629)bd     
Male 310 (49.3) 123 (51.5) 187 (48.0) 0.39
Female 319 (50.7) 116 (48.5) 203 (52.1)  
BMI (kg/m2) (n = 606)b 26.5 ± 4.8 28.2 ± 5.1 25.5 ± 4.3 <0.001*
Physical activity (n = 620)b     
Yes 502 (81.0) 180 (76.9) 322 (83.4) 0.046*
No 118 (19.0) 54 (23.1) 64 (16.6)  
Alcohol use (n = 632)b     
Yes 411 (65.0) 121 (49.8) 290 (74.6) <0.001*
No 221 (35.0) 122 (50.2) 99 (25.5)  
Tobacco use (n = 631)b     
Yes 80 (12.7) 67 (27.7) 13 (3.3) <0.001*
No 551 (87.3) 175 (72.3) 376 (96.7)  
  1. aCompares East Coast to West Coast Participants.
  2. bn may vary between variables due to missing or incomplete data.
  3. cContinuous variables expressed in Mean ± SD.
  4. dCategorical variables expressed as n (%).
  5. * Denotes statistical significance p < 0.05.