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Table 1 Sociodemographic and weight characteristics of sample women (N = 3610)

From: Is healthy behavior contagious: associations of social norms with physical activity and healthy eating

Characteristic n (%)
Age Mean: 34.5 years (SD: 8.2)
Level of education   
   Did not complete high school 791 (21.9)
   Completed high school/trade certificate/diploma 1866 (51.7)
   Completed tertiary education 953 (26.4)
Marital status   
   Married/de facto 2357 (65.3)
   Separated/divorced/widowed 301 (8.3)
   Never married 952 (26.4)
Current behavior in relation to weight   
   Actively doing things to gain weight 60 (1.7)
   Actively doing things to avoid gaining weight 1010 (28.0)
   Actively doing things to lose weight 1380 (38.2)
   Not doing anything in particular for their weight 1160 (32.1)
Number of children living in home   
   None 1422 (39.4)
   One 648 (18.0)
   Two 938 (26.0)
   Three or more 602 (16.7)