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Table 1 Overall and site-specific sample characteristics: socio-demographics, body mass index (BMI), and weight status

From: International study of perceived neighbourhood environmental attributes and Body Mass Index: IPEN Adult study in 12 countries

  ALL SITES AUS BEL BRA COL CZE DEN HK MEX NZ ESP UK USA
  Site A Site B   Studies 1 and 2   Site C Site D Site E Site F Site G Site H
Overall Na 14222 2650 1166 697 963 330 167 642 970 677 511 512 496 495 904 843 1287 912
Mean age (SD) 42 (12.8) 44 (12.3) 43 (12.6) 41 (13.2) 40 (13.7) 38 (14.7) 34 (13.1) 39 (13.9) 43 (12.3) 42 (12.6) 41 (11.8) 41 (11.8) 39 (12.6) 42 (12.6) 39 (14.2) 43 (13.3) 44 (11.0) 47 (10.7)
Gender, %men 43 36 48 47 36 37 40 43 39 45 36 39 49 44 45 44 55 48
Education, %                   
Less than HS 18 24 4 29 36 22 17 8 40 43 4 5 1 11 7 34 1 2
HS graduate 38 30 35 32 42 46 57 44 23 29 58 64 47 57 35 52 36 30
College or more 44 46 61 39 22 32 26 48 37 28 38 31 52 32 58 14 63 68
Work status, % working 74 71 80 78 58 77 84 75 63 72 78 84 87 80 72 64 81 83
Marital status, % couple 60 57 73 58 53 58 47 65 59 65 70 74 57 55 53 45 63 60
Mean BMI km/m2 (SD) 25.7 (5.2) 26.2 (5.9) 24.3 (3.9) 26.1 (4.5) 24.7 (4.1) 24.4 (3.8) 24.0 (3.4) 24.1 (3.7) 22.1 (3.3) 28.0 (5.0) 26.9 (5.7) 27.4 (5.6) 26.4 (5.1) 27.4 (6.1) 23.9 (3.6) 27.6 (5.6) 26.6 (5.5) 27.2 (5.7)
Weight status, %                   
Underweight 3 2 3 2 4 3 3 2 10 1 2 1 0 1 3 1 1 1
Normal 49 47 60 43 56 59 61 65 71 27 42 37 44 40 65 36 45 37
Overweight 31 32 29 37 29 29 30 27 16 41 32 37 39 32 26 35 34 40
Obese 17 19 8 18 11 9 6 6 3 31 24 25 17 27 6 28 20 22
  1. Notes: aN for some variables is reduced due to missing data. Site A: Olomouc, B: Hradec Kralove, C: North Shore, D: Waitakere, E: Wellington, F: Christchurch, G: Seattle, H: Baltimore
  2. Missing data: age (1.4 %), gender (0.3 %), education (1,2 %), work status (0.4 %), marital status (1.2 %), BMI (3.1 %)
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