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Table 1 Participant Demographics

From: "I don't eat a hamburger and large chips every day!" A qualitative study of the impact of public health messages about obesity on obese adults

Demographic category n = 142 (%)
Gender  
Female 106(74.6%)
Male 36(25.4%)
Age  
Mean 44.8
Range 19-75
BMI (n = 141)*  
Mean 39.3
Range 30.0-71.7
30-39.9 88(62.0%)
≥ 40 54(38.0%)
Marital status  
Single 50(35.2%)
Married/De facto 92(64.8%)
Country of Birth  
Australian born 103(72.5%)
Born outside Australia 26(18.3%)
Not revealed 13(9.2%)
Education  
< High school 20(14.1%)
High school graduate < university degree 33(22.2%)
University or postgraduate degree 89(62.7%)
Income before tax (AUD)  
<50,000 48(33.8%)
50,000-100,000 59(41.5%)
>100,000 33(23.2%)
Not revealed 2(1.4%)
  1. *One participant did not reveal height or weight to calculate their BMI