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Table 1 Summary of the participant’s background

From: Profiling Combat Sports Athletes: Competitive History and Outcomes According to Sports Type and Current Level of Competition

Characteristic      Findings     
Country of residence Total:
N = 298/female: N = 42
USA:
n = 145 (48.7%)/n = 11 (26.2%)
Australia:
n = 43 (14.4%)/n = 12 (28.6%)
UK:
n = 36 (12.1%)/n = 6 (14.3%)
Canada:
n = 16 (5.4%)/n = 4 (9.5%)
Other:
n = 58 (19.40%a)/ n = 9 (21%)
   
Current primary sport Total:
N = 298/female: N = 42
Boxing:
n = 61 (20.5%)/n = 8 (19%)
Brazilian jiu-jitsu:
n = 58 (19.5%)/n = 6 (14.3%)
Muay Thai/kickboxing:
n = 46 (15.4%)/n = 10 (23.8%)
Wrestling:
n = 43 (14.4%)/n = 1 (2.4%)
Mixed Martial Arts:
n = 30 (10.1%)/n = 5 (11.9%)
Judo:
n = 26 (8.7%)/n = 1 (2.4%)
Taekwondo:
n = 24 (8.1%)/n = 9 (21.4%)
Karate:
n = 10 (3.4%)/n = 2 (4.8%)
Current level of competition Total:
N = 298/female: N = 42
Amateurs:
n = 115 (38.6%) / n = 18 (42.9)
Regional/state:
n = 99 (33.2%)/n = 6 (14.3%)
National or international:
n = 56 (18.8%)/n = 14 (33.3%)
Semi-professional:
n = 13 (4.4%)/n = 2 (4.7%)
Professional:
n = 15 (5%)/n = 2 (4.7%)
   
  1. aIn addition to the USA, Australia, the UK and Canada, participants resided in 33 other countries, with most countries represented by one to 6 participants