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Table 2 Indications for self-medication

From: A descriptive study of self-medication practices among Sri Lankan national level athletes

Symptom Frequency (n = 127) Proportion of all athletes (n = 209)
Pain 93 (73.2%) 44.5%
Respiratory symptoms
 Upper respiratory tract symptoms 40 (31.5%) 19.1%
 Lower respiratory tract symptoms 30 (23.6%) 14.6%
Fever 24 (18.9%) 11.4%
Dysmenorrhoea 13 (10.2%) 6.2%
Muscle cramps 10 (7.9%) 4.8%
Abdominal pain/colics 3 (2.4%) 1.4%
Superficial wound/skin rash 3 (2.4%) 1.4%
Other 5 (3.9%) 2.4