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Table 1 Participant demographic characteristics

From: “Maybe a little bit of guilt isn’t so bad for the overall health of an individual”: a mixed-methods exploration of young adults’ experiences with calorie labelling

Characteristic % (n)
Age (mean (SD)) 18.8 (1.3)
Gender
 Man 23.1 (3)
 Woman 76.9 (10)
Race/ethnicity
 Caribbean 23.1 (3)
 East Asian (e.g., Chinese, Japanese, Korean) 15.4 (2)
 South Asian (e.g., East Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan) 30.8 (4)
 Southeast Asian (e.g., Cambodian, Indonesian, Laotian, Vietnamese) 7.7 (1)
 White 23.1 (3)
Weight perception
 “Underweight” 15.4 (2)
 “About the right weight” 61.5 (8)
 “Overweight” 23.1 (3)
BESAA score (mean (SD)) 51.0 (13.5)
 Participants below average 46.2 (6)
 Participants at or above average 53.8 (7)
EAT-26 score (mean (SD)) 7.7 (5.5)
 Participants below average 61.5 (8)
 Participants at or above average 38.5 (5)
  1. BESAA Body Esteem Scale for Adolescents and Adults, a 23-item measure that measures body-related self-evaluation among young adults across genders; higher scores reflect greater body esteem, with scores ranging from 0 to 92 [39]. EAT-26 Eating Attitudes Test-26, higher scores indicate greater eating pathology, with scores ranging from 0 to 26 [40]