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Table 1 T1 (baseline) characteristics of the READI sample (n = 1382)

From: Associations between psychological stress, eating, physical activity, sedentary behaviours and body weight among women: a longitudinal study

  Mean SD
Age (years) 35.7 7.7
BMI 26.2 5.9
Stress 10.0 2.8
  n %
Education   
Low – did not complete high school 274 19.8
Medium – completed high school/trade certificate/diploma 687 49.7
High – completed tertiary education 421 30.5
Marital status   
Married/defacto relationship 1002 72.5
Separated/divorced/widowed 103 7.5
Never married 277 20.0
Number of children (aged up to 18 years living with woman)   
None 515 37.3
One 244 17.7
Two 380 27.5
Three or more 243 17.6
Employment status   
Working full-time 533 38.6
Working part-time 440 31.8
Not currently employed (paid work) 409 29.6
Country of birth   
Not Australia 107 7.7
Australia 1275 92.3
Serious illness, long term injury or disability that prevents physical activity   
Yes 139 10.1
No 1243 89.9
Smoking status   
Never smoked 730 52.8
Used to smoke 359 26.0
Smoke occasionally 114 8.2
Smoke regularly 179 13.0