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Table 1 Characteristics of study population (n = 2270)

From: Factors associated with overweight: are the conclusions influenced by choice of the regression method?

Variables n (%) / mean (SD)
Age (years) 39.5 (9.7)
Marital status (%)
 Without partner 977 (43.0)
 With partner 1293 (57.0)
Race/colour (%)  
 Black 248 (10.9)
 Brown 700 (30.8)
 White 1322 (58.2)
Mother’s schooling (%)
 0–8 years 1125 (49.6)
 9–11 years 734 (32.3)
 12 or more years 411 (18.1)
Domestic overload (%)
 Low 1465 (64.5)
 High 805 (35.5)
Years worked at night (years) 7.1 (6.9)
Self-rated health (%)
 Good 1480 (65.2)
 Poor 790 (34.8)
Consumption of fried food (%)
 Never or less than 1×/month 170 (7.5)
 1–3×/month 754 (33.2)
 1–3×/week 940 (41.4)
 4–6×/week 269 (11.9)
 Daily 137 (6.0)
Physical inactivity (%)
 No 683 (30.1)
 Yes 1587 (69.9)
BMI at age 20 years (kg/m2) 21.2 (3.4)
Current BMI (kg/m2) 26.2 (5.1)
Nutritional status (%)
 Normal weight 1117 (49.2)
 Overweight 700 (30.8)
 Obesity 453 (20.0)
  1. SD standard deviation