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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants

From: Body image satisfaction and weight concerns among a Mediterranean adult population

  All 18–35 y.o. 36–55 y.o.
n 1081 704 377
Weight (kg)a 64.2 ± 11.9 62.4 ± 12.4 66.9 ± 13.3
Height (cm)a 161.6 ± 6.4 162.1 ± 6.4 160.9 ± 6.5
BMI (kg/m2)a 24.6 ± 4.9 25.9 ± 5.2 23.7 ± 4.4
Prevalence of overweight (%)b 24.8 20.9 30.6
Prevalence of obesity (%)b 11.0 7.7 15.9
Prevalence of excessive weight1 (%)b 35.7 28.6 46.4
Origin (%)b
 Balearic Islands 66.0 66.4 65.2
 Regions of Spain 21.1 18.4 26.1
 South America 9.0 11.0 5.4
 Other countries 3.9 4.3 3.3
Educational level (%)b
 Low 7.2 5.1 11.2
 Medium 53.0 58.1 43.6
 High 39.8 36.8 45.2
Professional profile (%)b
 Student 22.9 34.4 1.6
 Unemployed 7.7 6.5 9.9
 Employed 69.4 59.1 88.5
Leisure-time physical activity
 Yes 59.1 58.6 60.0
 No 40.9 41.4 40.0
  1. Abbreviations: BMI body mass index, NS not significant
  2. Prevalence of overweight: BMI ≥25- < 30 kg/m2; obesity: ≥30 kg/m2; excessive weight: BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2
  3. Data were expressed as amean ± standard deviation and bprevalence (%)