Table 2

Changes in waist circumference, hip circumference and waist/hip ratio for the entire sample and by gender, class standing and BMI.

Δ Waist Circumference (cm)

Δ Hip Circumference (cm)

Δ Waist/Hip Ratio


Group (N = 94)

-1.14 ± 3.5*

0.54 ± 4.0

-0.02 ± 0.04

Males (N = 44)

-0.98 ± 3.0*

0.75 ± 3.0

-0.02 ± 0.04*

Females (N = 50)

-1.29 ± 3.8*

0.36 ± 4.8

-0.02 ± 0.04*

Undergraduates (N = 66)

-1.41 ± 3.5*

0.13 ± 3.9

-0.02 ± 0.04*

Graduates (N = 28)

-0.51 ± 3.4

1.50 ± 4.2

-0.02 ± 0.04

Normal BMI (N = 60)

-1.25 ± 3.5*

0.84 ± 4.4

-0.02 ± 0.04*

Overweight/Obese BMI (N = 34)

-0.96 ± 3.5

0.02 ± 3.2

-0.01 ± 0.03


Means ± Standard deviation

*Significant difference between pre-Thanksgiving and post-Thanksgiving visits (P < 0.05)

BMI Categories: Normal <25 kg/m2 and Overweight/obese ≥ 25 kg/m2

Class Standing: Undergraduate and Graduate

Hull et al. Nutrition Journal 2006 5:29   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-5-29

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