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Table 1 The characteristics of participants

From: Drinking patterns and hydration biomarkers among young adults with different levels of habitual total drinking fluids intake in Baoding, Hebei Province, China: a cross-sectional study

 LD1 (n = 39)LD2 (n = 39)LD3 (n = 39)HD (n = 39)Total (n = 156)P
Age (y)19.6 ± 1.119.9 ± 1.019.8 ± 1.119.9 ± 1.019.8 ± 1.10.626
Height (cm)162.6 ± 9.0a168.0 ± 6.5166.7 ± 8.6b167.6 ± 8.1c166.2 ± 8.30.014
Weight (kg)56.3 ± 6.2a63.5 ± 11.361.8 ± 13.6b63.8 ± 12.5c61.3 ± 11.50.013
BMI (kg/m2)21.3 ± 2.022.4 ± 3.322.1 ± 4.122.6 ± 3.222.1 ± 3.30.333
  1. Values are shown as the mean ± standard deviation (SD). BMI: Body Mass Index
  2. aThere was statistically significant difference between LD1 and LD2 groups, p < 0.05; bThere was statistically significant difference between LD1 and LD3 groups, p < 0.05; cThere was statistically significant difference between LD1 and HD groups, p < 0.05