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Table 1 Characteristics of Survey Respondents

From: Are fast food restaurants an environmental risk factor for obesity?

Categorical Variables N = 1033 %    
Gender (% female) 1033 68.6    
Education (%): 1030     
   ≤ High school   24.7    
   Vocational/Some college   33.4    
   ≥ College   41.9    
Marital status (% married) 1026 68.5    
Work outside home (% yes) 1031 63.5    
Eat fast food ≥ 1/wk (% yes) 1031 51.4    
Continuous Variables N Mean SD Minimum Maximum
Age (y) 958 46.2 14.8 18.0 76.0
BMI 985 25.5 4.6 14.3 55.6
Household size (persons) 1029 2.6 1.4 1.0 10.0
Children 793 0.9 1.3 0.0 8.0
TV (hr/wk) 1021 11.2 9.8 0.5 41.0
Physical activity (30-min times/wk) 713 3.6 2.1 0.0 15.0
Frequency of dieting (1 = always, 5 = never) 1027 2.9 1.5 1.0 5.0