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Table 1 Weighted Descriptive Statistics

From: Time use choices and healthy body weight: A multivariate analysis of data from the American Time use Survey

   Males (N = 7,586) Females (N = 8,856)
Variable Definition Mean/Proportion Standard Deviation Mean/Proportion Standard Deviation
BMI weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters 28.31 5.13 27.33 6.25
Overweight/Obese 1 = BMI > 25.0 .75   .57  
  0 = BMI ≤25.0     
Age Age in years 43.69 10.92 44.19 10.90
Married/Cohabitating 1 = married or cohabitating .71   .69  
  0 = not married or cohabitating     
Number of Kids < Age 6 number .28 .63 .28 .61
Number of Kids Age 6-17 number .58 .94 .65 .98
Education Years of formal schooling 13.66 2.67 13.73 2.51
Occupation with METs > 3.3 1 = working in building/grounds maintenance, farming, fishing, forestry, construction, or extraction, .10   ---  
  0 = otherwise     
Employed 1 = currently employed .83   .70  
  0 = not currently employed     
Poor Health 1 = respondent says health is currently fair or poor .15   .15  
  0 = otherwise     
Primary Meal Preparer a 1 = primary meal preparer in the household .39   .83  
  0 = otherwise     
Primary Grocery Shopper a 1 = primary grocery shopper in the household .52   .90  
  0 = otherwise     
Weekend 1 = time diary comes from a weekend day .29   .29  
  0 = time diary comes from a weekday     
Summer 1 = time diary comes from a summer month .25   .25  
  0 = otherwise     
Black b 1 = Black, non-Hispanic .11   .13  
  0 = otherwise     
Hispanic b 1 = Hispanic .13   .12  
  0 = otherwise     
Other b 1 = race/ethnicity something other than Black non-Hispanic, Hispanic, or White non-Hispanic .05   .06  
  0 = otherwise     
ATUS07 1 = respondent in the 2007 ATUS .50   .50  
  0 = respondent in the 2006 ATUS     
Grocery Price Index ACCRA state-level grocery price index: 2006 103.21 10.51 102.99 10.60
Hourly Opportunity Cost of Time $/hour 20.57 7.74 16.84 5.27
Ln(Non-Wage Income) Ln($ per year from all nonwage sources in the household) 7.42 0.57 7.38 0.56
  1. aNote that the fraction of women and men who identify themselves as the primary meal preparer (grocery shopper) will sum to more than 100 percent because approximately 30 percent of men and women in the sample are single non-cohabitating individuals.
  2. bThe omitted category in this sequence of dummy variables are those respondents who are White and Non-Hispanic.