Table 1

Descriptive statistics of the NDNS sample
Male Female Total
Count 766 958 1724
Age group
<35y % 32% 33% 32%
35 < 50y % 39% 38% 39%
50y+ % 29% 29% 29%
Social class
non-manual % 53% 68% 61%
manual % 47% 32% 39%
Smoking habit
non-smoker % 69% 67% 68%
smoker % 31% 33% 32%
On a diet to lose weight
No % 89% 75% 81%
yes % 12% 25% 19%
Weight (kg) Mean 84 69 76
SE 1 1 0
Height (cm) Mean 176 162 168
SE 0.3 0.2 0.2
BMI - kg/m2 Mean 27.2 26.5 26.8
SE 0.2 0.2 0.1
BMI class: normal, overweight or obese
normal weight % 32% 46% 40%
overweight % 44% 33% 38%
obese % 24% 21% 22%

Gibson and Shirreffs

Gibson and Shirreffs Nutrition Journal 2013 12:9   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-9

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