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Table 2 Participant characteristics

From: “I aspire to look and feel healthy like the posts convey”: engagement with fitness inspiration on social media and perceptions of its influence on health and wellbeing

Variable Participants N = 180 Missing n (%)
Age (years), n (%)   0 (0)
 16–24 100 (55.6)  
 25+ 80 (44.4)  
Gender, n (%)   0 (0)
 Female 151 (83.9)  
 Male 27 (15.0)  
 Othera 2 (1.1)  
Sexual identity, n (%)   3 (1.7)
 Heterosexual 147 (83.0)  
 Not heterosexual 30 (16.9)  
Area of residence in Australia, n (%)   9 (5.0)
 Major city 143 (83.6)  
 Regional 28 (16.4)  
Education, n (%)   0 (0)
 Post high school 137 (76.1)  
 No post-high school 43 (23.9)  
Have a child/children, n (%)   1 (0.6)
 No 149 (83.2)  
 Yes 30 (16.8)  
Live with parents, n (%)   1 (0.6)
 No 95 (53.1)  
 Yes 84 (46.9)  
Recreational spending money, per week n (%)   5 (2.8)
  > $80 70 (40.0)  
  < $80 105 (60.0)  
Body mass index, median (IQR) 24.5 (21.6, 26.8) 5 (2.8)
K10b, median (IQR) 20 (14, 27) 42 (23.3)
Exercise addiction inventory, mean (SD) 18 (4.3) 34 (18.9)
EAT-26c, median (IQR) 7 (4, 15) 61 (33.9)
  1. aOther gender (n = 2: male and female = 1, non-binary/genderqueer = 1), bK10: Kessler 10 Psychological Distress Scale, cEAT-26: Eating Attitudes Test-26 scale