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Table 1 Demographic related characteristics and descriptive results of the 159 participants (n= available data of the 159 participants for that variable)

From: Law enforcement personnel are willing to change, but report influencing beliefs and barriers to optimised dietary intake

Characteristic n (%)
Gender (n=156)
 Male 116 (74.0%)
 Female 40 (26.0%)
Age (years) median (range) (n=158)a 27 (19–60)
Weight (lbs) median (range) (n=159)a 175 (110–280)
Weight (kg) median (range) (n=159)a 79 (50–127)
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) (n=159)
  < 18.5 0 (0.0%)
 18.5–24.9 52 (32.7%)
 25.0–29.9 82 (51.5%)
  > 30 25 (15.7%)
Height (ft) median (range) (n=159)a 5.8 (4.6–6.5)
Height (m) median (range) (n=159)a 1.8 (1.4–2.0)
Resistance training (n=158)b
 1 session per week 15 (9.0%)
 2 sessions per week 35 (22.0%)
 3 sessions per week 58 (37.0%)
  ≥ 4 sessions per week 50 (32.0%)
Endurance/aerobic (n=159)b
 1 session per week 6 (4.0%)
 2 sessions per week 36 (23.0%)
 3 sessions per week 64 (40.0%)
  ≥ 4 sessions per week 53 (33.0%)
Follows a special diet (n=153)c
 No 71 (46.4%)
 Yes 82 (53.6%)
Diets followed (n=153) d
 High protein 62 (40.5%)
 Low-carb 22 (14.4%)
 Salt-reduced 17 (11.1%)
 No sugar 13 (8.5%)
 High-carb 12 (7.8%)
 Low-calorie 10 (6.5%)
 Carbohydrate cycling 7 (4.6%)
 Othere 23 (15.2%)
Who most often prepares meals (n=152)
 Only me 77 (50.7%)
 Family member 45 (29.6%)
 Partner 22 (14.5%)
 Othere 8 (5.3%)
  1. a All continuous variables (age, weight, height) were not normally distributed hence are reported as median (range). b Training session length not defined. c The reason for following a special diet could be a lifestyle choice or due to a medical condition i.e. diabetes. d Participants were to select all that applied hence non accumulative percentage. e Other includes: vegetarian, Atkins, gluten free, vegan, dairy free, paleo, lacto-ovo vegetarian, food allergy or intolerance, high calorie. f Other includes: special food service and restaurants