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Table 1 Sample demographics, by country (n = 19,857)

From: A multi-country survey of public support for food policies to promote healthy diets: Findings from the International Food Policy Study

  Australia, n = 3767 Canada, n = 3118 Mexico, n = 4057 UK, n = 4047 US, n = 4868
Unweighted Weighted Unweighted Weighted Unweighted Weighted Unweighted Weighted Unweighted Weighted
Gender % (n)
 Male 40.0 (1505) 49.6 (1870) 43.9 (1370) 50.2 (1565) 49.7 (2017) 47.8 (1938) 48.7 (1.971) 49.8 (2016) 47.0 (2289) 49.8 (2424)
 Female 60.0 (2262) 50.4 (1897) 56.1 (1748) 49.8 (1553) 50.3 (2.040) 52.2 (2119) 51.3 (2.075) 50.2 (2031) 53.0 (2579) 50.2 (2444)
Age Mean (SD) 40.2 (14.6) 40.4 (13.3) 41.9 (15.4) 40.5 (13.7) 33.7 (11.4) 37.1 (12.6) 37.3 (13.3) 40.8 (13.2) 39.1 (14.0) 41.1 (13.5)
Education % (n)
 Low 27.0 (1018) 26.9 (1013) 15.5 (484) 14.1 (440) 18.1 (735) 17.0 (688) 24.6 (996) 25.5 (1033) 19.3 (941) 21.1 (1027)
 Medium 35.4 (1334) 35.2 (1324) 34.8 (1084) 34.4 (1072) 12.3 (501) 12.5 (508) 28.4 (1150) 28.3 (1145) 17.7 (863) 19.5 (947)
 High 36.9 (1390) 37.1 (1399) 48.9 (1525) 50.7 (1582) 68.4 (2774) 69.4 (2817) 46.1 (1865) 45.3 (1834) 62.5 (3043) 58.9 (2869)
 Not stated 0.7 (25) 0.8 (30) 0.8 (25) 0.8 (24) 1.2 (47) 1.1 (45) 0.9 (36) 0.9 (35) 0.4 (21) 0.5 (24)
Ethnicity % (n)
 Majority 83.2 (3134) 81.6 (3076) 70.0 (2184) 67.2 (2096) 86.0 (3489) 86.0 (3489) 87.8 (3.552) 88.4 (3579) 66.9 (3255) 65.0 (3166)
 Minority 16.1 (607) 17.5 (661) 27.8 (868) 39.5 (950) 12.5 (509) 12.7 (515) 11.3 (456) 10.4 (420) 32.2 (1568) 34.0 (1656)
 Not stated 0.7 (26) 0.8 (31) 2.1 (66) 2.3 (72) 1.5 (61) 1.3 (52) 1.0 (39) 1.2 (48) 0.9 (45) 0.9 (46)
BMI % (n)
 Underweight 3.1 (118) 2.8 (104) 2.8 (87) 2.9 (91) 2.6 (106) 2.5 (100) 3.9 (156) 3.6 (145) 2.4 (115) 2.8 (138)
 Normal weight 36.0 (1356) 36.5 (1374) 39.6 (1235) 40.2 (1255) 42.8 (1737) 40.8 (1655) 33.0 (1337) 31.4 (1270) 37.5 (1827) 35.4 (1722)
 Overweight 25.0 (941) 25.3 (954) 27.8 (868) 27.4 (854) 31.5 (1277) 33.1 (1341) 20.2 (819) 21.8 (881) 29.5 (1436) 30.4 (1479)
 Obese 20.3 (765) 18.8 (707) 18.3 (571) 17.4 (543) 16.0 (649) 17.1 (692) 11.6 (470) 12.5 (505) 22.1 (1078) 22.0 (1073)
 Missing 15.6 (587) 16.6 (628) 11.4 (357) 12.0 (376) 7.1 (288) 6.6 (269) 31.2 (1265) 30.8 (1248) 8.4 (412) 9.3 (455)
  1. Sample weights constructed using population estimates from the census in each country based on age group, gender and region