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Table 1 Baseline sociodemographic, weight status and behaviour characteristics for Australian men and women aged 26–36 years

From: Lifestyle behaviours associated with 5-year weight gain in a prospective cohort of Australian adults aged 26-36 years at baseline

  Men (N = 492)a Women (N = 664)a
Characteristic n % n %
Age (mean, SD) 31.65 (2.54) 31.31 (2.67)
Education
 University 212 43.1 352 53.0
 Vocational 170 34.6 151 22.7
 School only 110 22.4 161 24.3
Marital status
 Single 159 32.3 188 28.3
 Married or living as married 333 67.7 476 71.7
Parental status
 No children 303 62.1 335 50.5
 Children 185 37.9 329 49.6
Occupation
 Professional or manager 295 61.6 345 52.9
 Non-manual 37 7.7 169 25.9
 Manual 130 27.1 22 3.4
 Not in the workforce 17 3.6 116 17.8
Weight status
 Normal (<25 kg/m2) 210 42.7 428 64.5
 Overweight (≥25–<30 kg/m2) 212 43.1 156 23.5
 Obese (≥30 kg/m2) 70 14.2 80 12.1
Ate breakfast
 Yes 337 70.5 515 79.2
 No 141 29.5 135 20.8
Ate takeaway <2 times/week
 Yes 311 64.5 542 83.0
 No 171 35.5 111 17.0
Television viewing <2 h/day
 Yes 245 51.4 433 66.1
 No 232 48.6 222 33.9
≥10,000 steps/day
 Yes 155 34.6 198 32.8
 No 293 65.4 405 67.2
  1. aDue to missing data, numbers do not always equal the total