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Table 2 Differences amongst participants based on history and intention of using Anabolic Androgenic Steroids

From: Usage and perceptions of anabolic-androgenic steroids among male fitness centre attendees in Kuwait - a cross-sectional study

Variable AAS users Non-user
With intentions to use With undetermined intentions With no intentions to use
Having an optimally muscular body can only be achieved by using AAS
True 70.5 % 67 % 34 % 19 %
False 25 % 24 % 36 % 51 %
I don’t know 4.5 % 9 % 30 % 30 %
Do you personally know an AAS user?
Yes 99.78 % 90.5 % 80 % 64.3 %
Is AAS harmful?
Yes, very harmful 6.8 % 9.5 % 20 % 50 %
Not very harmful 29.5 % 42.9 % 33.3 % 14.3 %
No, not if it was used correctly 56.8 % 42.9 % 24.4 % 19 %
I don’t know 6.8 % 4.8 % 22.2 % 16.7 %
Use many (>3) supplements and aids to achieve his goals in the gym (other than AAS)
Does 80 % 28.6 % 24.4 % 10.7 %