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Table 1 Demographic Variables By Weight Status Among 1092 Metropolitan Transit Workers

From: Association between body weight, physical activity and food choices among metropolitan transit workers

   Body Mass Index Category
  Total < 25 >= 25 < 30 >= 30
Survey Data     
N 1092 132 343 617
Age (years) 47.6 (10.2) 44.6 (11.4)A 47.9 (9.8) 48.1 (10.0)***
Gender (male; %) 78.4 74.6 84.9A 75.7**
Race (white; %) 65.9 65.1 67.1 65.5***
Education (%)     
high school/vocational 48.9 44.6 48.8 49.8
some college 37.7 39.2 35.2 38.7
college degree or more 13.4 16.1 15.9 11.4
Income (annual household; %)     
less than $55,000 42.5 53.5A 41.1 41.0
≥= $55,000 57.5 46.5 58.9 59.0
Marital status (married; %) 60.0 52.7 65.5A 58.6*
Smoking status (current smokers;%) 25.4 25.0 26.5 24.3
Years at transit company (%)     
   up to three years 5.5 10.0 5.8 4.5***
   three to < six years 25.9 30.7 28.9 23.2
   six to < fifteen years 38.2 34.5 31.2 42.6
   fifteen years or longer 30.3 24.6 33.9 29.4
Hours worked per week 41.6 (8.9) 39.6A (9.4) 41.4 (9.5) 42.2** (8.3)
Weight (kgs) 97.6 (0.7) 68.3A (1.5) 84.0B (0.9) 111.7C*** (0.7)
Body mass index (kg/ms) 32.3 (7.3) 22.9A (.17) 27.7B (1.4) 36.9C*** (6.4)
Scales in home (%)     
   none 36.4 42.1 32.5 37.3
   One 54.2 51.6 59.4 51.8
   two or more 9.5 6.3 8.0 10.9
Self-weighing frequency (%)     
   never/once per year 25.8 31.8 24.2 25.4
   every few months/monthly 47.1 42.4 46.6 48.5
   weekly or more 26.9 25.8 29.2 26.7
  1. Note. Variables are unadjusted means (standard deviations) or percents. p < .05 ** p < .01 *** p < .001
  2. Different superscripts indicate significantly different means or percents.