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Table 2 Social Demographics for Samples at Time 1 and Time 2 (1 month delay)

From: Predictors of dieting and non-dieting approaches among adults living in Australia

Characteristic Time 1 Time 2 Difference (p value)
Age M = 33.80 M = 35.10 .46
SD = 12.83 SD = 12.81
Gender
 - Male 389 (54.1%) 203 (43.8%) .16
 - Female 330 (45.9%) 261 (56.3%)
Marital status
 - Married 246 (34.2%) 181 (39.0%) .22
 - De facto 125 (17.4%) 76 (16.4%)
 - Separated 13 (1.8%) 11 (2.4%)
 - Divorced 23 (3.2%) 13 (2.8%)
 - Widowed 4 (0.6%) 1 (0.2%)
 - Never married 297 (41.3%) 180 (38.8%)
 - Don’t know 6 (0.8%) 1 (0.2%)  
 - Missing 5 (0.7%) 1 (0.2%)
Education
 - Grade 10 2 (0.3%) 1 (0.2%) .26
 - High school 171 (23.8%) 92 (19.8%)
 - Bachelor degree or higher 430 (59.8%) 305 (65.7%)
 - Trade certificate (4 years duration) 8 (1.1%) 5 (1.1%)
 - Diploma of certificate 96 (13.4%) 53 (11.4%)
 - Don’t know 3 (0.4%) 1 (0.2%)
 - Prefer not to answer 1 (0.1%) 1 (0.2%)
 - Marine pilot 1 (0.1%) 0 (0%)
 - Missing 7 (1.0%) 6 (1.3%)
Income
 - Less than $20,000 84 (11.7%) 44 (9.5%) .23
 - $20,001–$30,000 45 (6.3%) 32 (6.9%)
 - $30,001–$50,000 65 (9.0%) 35 (7.5%)
 - $50,001–$100,000 213 (29.6%) 149 (32.1%)
 - $100,001–$150,000 152 (21.1%) 105 (22.6%)
 - Over $150,000 101 (14.0%) 63 (13.6%)
 - Don’t know 31 (4.3%) 16 (3.4%)
 - Prefer not to answer 25 (3.5%) 17 (3.7%)
 - Missing 2 (0.4%) 3 (0.6%)
BMI M = 23.30, SD = 36.75 M = 30.33, SD = 64.78 .42
Required to diet
 - Yes 102 (14.2%) 63 (13.6%) .16
 - No 613 (85.3%) 398 (85.8%)
 - Missing 4 (0.5%) 3 (0.6%)
Employment status
 - Employed, full-time 285 (39.6%) 194 (41.8%) .26
 - Employed part-time or casual 157 (21.8%) 106 (22.8%)
 - Home duties or carer 14 (1.9%) 12 (2.6%)
 - Unemployed 7 (1.0%) 3 (0.6%)
 - Full-time student 205 (28.5%) 114 (24.6%)
 - Part-time student 14 (1.9%) 10 (2.2%)
 - Retired 18 (2.5%) 13 (2.8%)
 - Permanently ill/unable to work 3 (0.4%) 2 (0.4%)
 - Prefer not to answer 5 (0.7%) 3 (0.6%)
 - Self-employed 6 (0.8%) 4 (0.9%)
 - Volunteer 1 (0.1%) 1 (0.1%)
 - Semi-retired 2 (0.3%) 2 (0.4%)
  1. Note: N for Time 1 = 719, N for Time 2 = 464. The continuous variables of Age and BMI were compared using t-tests, the categorical variables were compared using chi-square tests