TableĀ 6

Explanatory models for using a fluid consumption strategy during the 2015 IAAF World Championships presented as ORs (95% CI) calculated by simple and multiple logistic regression analyses

95% OR
In-championship use of hydration strategy
Simple modelsMultiple model
Continent (reference: Europe)NS
Human Development Index (reference: very high-level countries)
Lower developmental levels (very low-level, low-level, high-level countries)
NS (p=0.056)
Event category (reference: speed/power events)
Endurance events
0.27 (0.15 to 0.50) (p<0.001)0.27 (0.15 to 0.50) (p<0.001)
Prechampionships medical support availableNS
Experience of heat-related symptomsNS
Previous EHI diagnosisNS
  • CI, confidence interval; EHI, exertional heat illness; IAAF, International Association of Athletics Federations; OR, odds ratio.