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Table 1 Characteristics of the study sample of the 2012 Swiss Health Surveya

From: Is body weight dissatisfaction a predictor of depression independent of body mass index, sex and age? Results of a cross-sectional study

   Total
Total, n   15,975
Age, mean (SE)   47.7 (0.18)
Sex Males 50.2
Females 49.8
Body mass index (BMI) Underweight (BMI < 18.5 kg/m2) 3.0
Normal weight (BMI ≥ 18.5 to < 25.0 kg/m2) 56.0
Overweight (BMI ≥ 25 to < 30.0 kg/m2) 31.3
Obesity (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2) 9.7
Area of residence Urban 73.4
Rural 26.6
Nationality Swiss 80.8
Foreign 19.2
Educational level High 33.3
Middle 56.5
Low 10.2
Marital status Married/registered partnership 53.8
Single, divorced/dissolved partnership, separated, widowed 46.2
Smoking status Never smokers 49.3
Ex-smoker 23.0
Current smokers 27.7
Chronic alcohol consumptionb No 95.2
Yes 4.8
Physical activity ≥150 min. per week 74.2
<150 min. per week 25.8
Pay attention to diet Yes 70.2
No 29.8
Self-perceived health Good, very good 85.8
Fair, poor, very poor 14.2
Body weight satisfaction Absolutely satisfied 32.5
Partly satisfied 43.6
Rather unsatisfied 19.1
Absolutely unsatisfied 4.9
Depression No 94.0
Yes 6.0
  1. aWeighted according to the Swiss general population
  2. bEthanol ≥ 20 g/day for women, ≥ 40 g/day for men vs. less