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Table 1 User demographics

From: A retrospective analysis of real-world use of the eaTracker® My Goals website by adults from Ontario and Alberta, Canada

  All users (n = 8,067) Female (n = 6,717) Male (n = 1,350) p valueb
Province of Residence
 Ontario – non EatRight Ontario message user 4,499 (55.8 %) 3,628 (54.0 %) 871 (64.5 %) <0.001c
 Ontario – EatRight Ontario message user 2,195 (27.2 %) 1,938 (28.9 %) 257 (19.0 %)
 Alberta user 1,373 (17.0 %) 1,151 (17.1 %) 222 (16.4 %)  
Age (years) 41.1 ± 15.0 41.4 ± 14.7 39.8 ± 16.5 0.001
Age Category (years)
 19–30 2,521 (31.3 %) 1,987 (29.6 %) 534 (39.6 %) <0.001
 31–50 2,981 (37.0 %) 2,580 (38.4 %) 401 (29.7 %)
 51–70 2,436 (30.2 %) 2,058 (30.6 %) 378 (28.0 %)
 71–85 129 (1.6 %) 92 (1.4 %) 37 (2.7 %)
BMI (kg/m2)a 28.8 ± 7.6 28.8 ± 7.7 28.7 ± 6.8 0.7
BMI Category (n ( %))a
 <18.5 162 (2.0 %) 140 (2.1 %) 22 (1.6 %) <0.001
 18.5–24.9 2,684 (33.5 %) 2,295 (34.4 %) 389 (29.0 %)
 25.0–29.9 2,291 (28.6 %) 1,823 (27.3 %) 468 (34.9 %)
 ≥30 2,872 (35.9 %) 2,409 (36.1 %) 463 (34.5 %)
Activity Level (n ( %))
 Sedentary 1,242 (15.4 %) 1,071 (15.9 %) 171 (12.7 %) <0.001
 Low Active 4,106 (50.9 %) 3,549 (52.8 %) 557 (41.3 %)
 Active 2,345 (29.1 %) 1,840 (27.4 %) 505 (37.4 %)
 Very Active 344 (4.3 %) 229 (3.4 %) 115 (8.5 %)
 Not Specified 30 (0.4 %) 28 (0.4 %) 2 (0.1 %)
Pregnant (n (%))
 No   6,594 (98.2 %)   
 Yes   123 (1.8 %)   
Breastfeeding (n (%))
 No   6,585 (98.0 %)   
 Yes   132 (2.0 %)   
Types of Goals Set (n ( %))
 Ready-made only 5,480 (67.9 %) 4,540 (67.6 %) 940 (69.6 %) 0.001
 Write your own only 1,507 (18.7 %) 1,236 (18.4 %) 271 (20.1 %)
 Both 1,080 (13.4 %) 941 (14.0 %) 139 (10.3 %)
Average Number of Goals Set 2.0 ± 1.3
Median: 2
Range: 1–20
2.1 ± 1.3
Median: 2
Range: 1–20
1.9 ± 1.2
Median: 1
Range: 1–15
<0.001
 Ready-made goals 1.5 ± 1.3 1.6 ± 1.3 1.4 ± 1.2 <0.001
 Write your own goals 0.5 ± 1.0 0.5 ± 1.0 0.4 ± 0.9 0.01
  1. Province of Residence, age, sex, BMI, activity level, pregnancy status, and breastfeeding status were self-reported
  2. aBMI data were based on self-reported height and weight and available for n = 8,009 (n = 6,667 females; n = 1,342 males) users
  3. bchi-square test or independent samples t-test to test differences between males and females
  4. cchi-square test only included Ontario users
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