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Table 3 The sub-section and total score achieved (mean, SD and percentage (%)) on the nutrition knowledge questionnaire for athlete by the NUT and NONUT groups

From: A valid and reliable nutrition knowledge questionnaire for track and field athletes

Nutrition knowledge sub-section (n) NUT NONUT
Mean s.d Percentage (%) Mean s.d Percentage (%)
Carbohydrate (23) 19.1* 1.54 82.9 12.6 4.34 54.6
Protein (18) 13.9* 1.90 77.5 8.7 3.04 48.5
Fat (23) 19.5* 2.12 84.9 13.4 3.11 58.2
General nutrition (31) 25.7* 3.60 82.9 16.3 3.53 52.6
Fluid (15) 10.9* 2.28 72.8 6.0 2.81 40.0
Sports nutrition (35) 27.9* 5.67 78.5 14.9 4.46 42.2
Total (145) 116.7* 10.8 80.4 71.9 10.63 49.6
  1. NUT Nutrition trained group, NONUT No nutrition training group
  2. *Scored significantly higher within category than the NONUT (p < 0.001)