Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of the study population by country
Germany Denmark Poland Bulgaria
N % N % N % N % p-value**
Sex
 Female 444 57.7% 267 48.7% 408 71.3% 479 68.3% <0.001
 Male 326 42.3% 281 51.3% 164 28.7% 222 31.7%
Age [years]
 <20 14 1.8% 29 5.3% 132 22.9% 387 55.2% <0.001
 20-23 602 78.7% 369 67.3% 439 76.2% 300 42.8%
 >23 149 19.5% 150 27.4% 5 .9% 14 2.0%
Living with parents*
 No 486 64.4% 491 90.9% 395 70.2% 406 58.8% <0.001
 Yes 269 35.6% 49 9.1% 168 29.8% 285 41.2%

* living at parental home during university during term/semester.

** chi-square test by country.

El Ansari et al.

El Ansari et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:28   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-28

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