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Table 1 Demographic and self-reported anthropometrical characteristics of students in 7 European countries

From: Relationship between perceived body weight and body mass index based on self- reported height and weight among university students: a cross-sectional study in seven European countries

Characteristics DE, 2005
N = 739
DK, 2005
N = 530
PL, 2005
N = 564
BG, 2005
N = 692
TR, 2003
N = 1005
LT, 2000
N = 1016
ES, 1998
N = 796
%
Gender        
   Female 56.8 48.1 71.1 68.3 69.5 54.0 63.0
   Male 43.2 51.9 28.9 31.7 30.5 46.0 37.0
Age (years)        
   <20 1.8 5.3 22.7 54.7 49.8 56.9 75.8
   20-23 78.6 67.4 76.4 43.2 46.0 40.2 22.3
   >23 19.6 27.4 .9 2.0 4.3 2.9 1.9
mean (standard deviation)
Height (cm)        
   Female 169 (7) 168 (6) 166 (6) 167 (6) 165 (6) 171 (8) 165 (6)
   Male 182 (8) 182 (7) 180 (9) 180 (7) 177 (7) 179 (8) 178 (7)
Weight (kg)        
   Female 62 (10) 64 (11) 58 (10) 56 (9) 55 (7) 62 (10) 58 (8)
   Male 79 (14) 79 (12) 73 (10) 73 (10) 71 (10) 71 (10) 73 (10)
BMI (kg/m2)        
   Female 21.9 (4.2) 22.4 (3.7) 20.8 (3.3) 19.9 (2.6) 20.5 (2.4) 21.0 (2.3) 21.3 (2.8)
   Male 23.8 (4.2) 23.8 (3.0) 22.6 (4.0) 22.4 (2.5) 22.5 (2.7) 22.1 (2.4) 23.1 (2.5)