Table 3

Body Weight changes by gender, class standing and BMI.

Body Weight (kg)


Pre-Thanksgiving

Post-Thanksgiving

Δ pre-post


Group (N = 94)

72.1 ± 14.0

72.6 ± 14.3*

0.5 ± 1.5

Males (N = 44)

80.2 ± 12.5

80.8 ± 12.7*

0.6 ± 1.9

Females (N = 50)

65.0 ± 11.1

65.4 ± 11.6*

0.4 ± 1.0

Undergraduates (N = 66)

70.3 ± 13.4

70.7 ± 13.7

0.4 ± 1.7

Graduates (N = 28)

76.3 ± 14.8

77.1 ± 15.0*

0.8 ± 0.8

Normal BMI (N = 60)

64.7 ± 9.3

64.9 ± 9.4

0.2 ± 1.6

Overweight/Obese BMI (N = 34)

85.2 ± 11.0

86.2 ± 11.1*

1.0 ± 1.1


Means ± Standard deviations

*Significantly different from pre-Thanksgiving visit (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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