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Table 1 Sociodemographic and anthropometric characteristics of participants

From: Stress-induced hyperphagia: empirical characterization of stress-overeaters

Characteristics Absolute (%) of participants Mean (±sd)
Total 1222 (100.0)  
Age groups   31.48 (±12.8)
 18-29 years 770 (63.0)  
 30-49 years 2690 (22.0)  
 50-64 years 166 (13.6)  
 ≥65 years 17 (1.4)  
Sex
 Female 987 (80.8)  
 Male 235 (19.2)  
BMI (kg/m2)   23.43 (±4.3)
 Underweight (<18.5) 59 (4.8) 17.79 (±0.7)
 Normal weight (18.5 - <25) 841 (68.8) 21.69 (±1.8)
 Pre-obese (25 - <30) 227 (18.6) 26.90 (±1.4)
 Obese (≥30) 95 (7.8) 34.01 (±4.3)
Level of education
 Less than secondary school degree 92 (7.5)  
 Secondary school degree 1087 (89.1)  
 School education ongoing 10 (0.8)  
 Other 32 (2.6)  
Profession
 Apprentice 14 (1.1)  
 Student 652 (53.4)  
 Employee 428 (35.0)  
 Self-employed 63 (5.2)  
 Job applicant 14 (1.1)  
 Not working (maternal leave, housewife/-man) 33 (2.7)  
 Other 18 (1.5)