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Table 1 Baseline characteristics between women in the FiLWHEL and KNHANES (n=474)a

From: Dietary diversity and nutritional adequacy among married Filipino immigrant women: The Filipino Women’s Diet and Health Study (FiLWHEL)

  FiLWHEL KNHANES P-valueb
Total individuals 474 474  
Age    Matched
 20-34 252 (53.2) 252 (53.2)  
 35-39 101 (21.3) 101 (21.3)  
 40-44 62 (13.1) 62 (13.1)  
 45-57 59 (12.4) 59 (12.4)  
BMIc (kg/m2) 23.6 ± 3.8d 22.8 ± 3.7 0.001
Education    <0.001
 High school or less 153 (32.3) 181 (38.2)  
 Associate/College or more 319 (67.3) 246 (51.9)  
 Missing/Do not know 2 (0.4) 47 (9.9)  
Vigorous exercise    <0.001
 No 379 (80.0) 342 (72.1)  
 Yes 85 (17.9) 87 (18.4)  
 Missing/Do not know 10 (2.1) 45 (9.5)  
Alcohol intake    <0.001
 Never 137 (28.9) 28 (5.9)  
 Past and current 333 (70.3) 405 (85.4)  
 Missing/Do not know 4 (0.8) 41 (8.7)  
Smoking status    <0.001
 Never 429 (90.5) 379 (80.0)  
 Past and current 41 (8.7) 54 (11.4)  
 Missing/Do not know 4 (0.8) 41 (8.6)  
  1. Abbreviations: FiLWHEL Filipino Women’s Diet and Health Study, KNHANES Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, BMI body mass index
  2. aValues are n (%) unless otherwise specified. Age category-matching was taken into account
  3. bBased on McNemar’s tests for categorical variables and Student’s paired t-tests for log-transformed BMI
  4. cMissing data on BMI for 3 FiLWHEL and 21 KNHANES participants
  5. dMean ± SD (all such values)