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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants in the calorie and nutrition information survey

From: Associations between self-perception of weight, food choice intentions, and consumer response to calorie information: a retrospective investigation of public health center clients in Los Angeles County before the implementation of menu-labeling regulation

  Totala
Characteristic n %
Total 639 100
Age (mean, SD) 34.9 (11.6)  
Sex
 Female 348 54
 Male 288 45
Race/ethnicity   
 White 84 13
 African-American 178 28
 Hispanic/Latino 272 43
 Other 97 15
Educational attainment
 Less than high school 134 21
 High school graduate 175 21
 Some college 160 25
 College graduate/postgraduate 147 23
Desired versus current weight (in pounds)
 Desired weight less than current weight 319 50
Underweight 0 0
Normal weight 64 19
Overweight and Obese 255 75
 Desired weight greater than current weight 76 12
Underweight 9 11
Normal weight 54 68
Overweight and Obese 13 16
 Desired weight same as current weight 163 26
Underweight 8 5
Normal weight 98 58
Overweight and Obese 57 34
Self-reported current weight in lbs (mean, SD) 165 (38.4)  
Self-reported desired weight in lbs (mean, SD) 151 (31.8)  
  1. CNIS Calorie and Nutrition Information Survey; SD standard deviation; aValues may not sum up to 100 % due to missing and rounded numbers