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Table 2 Individual characteristics and environmental features for the analytic samples

From: Local descriptive body weight and dietary norms, food availability, and 10-year change in glycosylated haemoglobin in an Australian population-based biomedical cohort

Individual-level characteristic (baseline) Overweight/obesity norm models (n = 1890)a n (%) Insufficient fruit intake norm models (n = 1945)a n (%)
Length of follow-up (years)b 6.84 (4.59-8.36) 6.84 (4.54-8.36)
Sex (male) 840 (44.4%) 864 (44.4%)
Age in yearsc 49.9 (15.2) 50.0 (15.2)
Ethnicity:
 Born in Australia/New Zealand/Western Europe 1698 (90.2%) 1748 (90.2%)
Employment:
 Full-time employed 727 (38.8%) 747 (38.7%)
 Part-time employed 348 (18.6%) 357 (18.5%)
 Not in work-force 800 (42.7%) 826 (42.8%)
Education:
 Not university graduate 1639 (87.0%) 1689 (87.1%)
 University graduate 245 (13.0%) 250 (12.9%)
Smoking status:
 Current smoker 325 (17.4%) 335 (17.4%)
 Ex-smoker 631 (33.7%) 650 (33.8%)
 Never smoked 915 (48.9%) 940 (48.8%)
Marital status:
 Single 663 (35.3%) 686 (35.5%)
 Married/de facto 1215 (64.7%) 1247 (64.5%)
HbA1c concentration (%)c 5.43 (0.45) 5.43 (0.45)
Environmental features Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
1600 m buffer area (km2)b 3.90 (3.29-4.83) 3.90 (3.29-4.84)
Contextual features
  Fast-food outlets (count) 5.5 (3.9) 5.5 (3.9)
  Fast-food outlet density (count/buffer km2) 1.67 (1.26) 1.65 (1.26)
  Healthful food resources (count) 4.1 (3.4) 4.0 (3.4)
  Healthful food resource density (count/buffer km2) 1.01 (0.89) 1.01 (0.89)
Compositional features
  Overweight/obesity norm (BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2) 62.97% (2.21%) -
   n(SAMSS participants) per bufferb 91 (72–116) -
  Insufficient fruit intake norm (<2 serves daily) - 53.82% (6.55%)
   n(SAMSS participants) per bufferb - 96 (76–122)
  Area-level education (% with university degree) 10.19% (5.17) 10.09% (5.18)
  1. a total n may vary due to missing values for some variables at baseline; b median (IQR); c mean/SD