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Table 1 Characteristics of participants and non-participants in the SUN study.

From: Relationship between body image disturbance and incidence of depression: the SUN prospective cohort

Characteristics Participants
(n = 10,286)
Non-participants
(n = 8,771)
Incidence of depression (n, %) 498 (4.8) 105 (1.2)
Age [years] (mean, SD)a 37.7 (11.9) 39.2 (12.6)
Sex (n, %)a   
   Male 4368 (42.5) 3115 (35.5)
   Female 5918 (57.5) 5656 (64.5)
Body mass index [Kg/m2] (n, %)a   
   Underweight 1469 (14.3) 1370 (15.6)
   Overweight 2541 (24.7) 2273 (25.9)
   Obese 452 (4.4) 461 (5.3)
Weight change in the past five years [Kg] (n, %)   
   Lost 2466 (24.0) 2128 (24.3)
   Gain 4849 (47.1) 4053 (46.2)
Marital status (n, %)a   
   Unmarried 4597 (45.0) 3727 (42.9)
   Married 5246 (51.4) 4423 (50.9)
   Other 368 (3.6) 539 (6.2)
Body image (n, %)   
   Underestimated 4542 (44.2) 3474 (44.9)
   Overestimated 265 (2.6) 230 (3.0)
  1. Standard deviation (SD), a Statistical significant difference.