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Table 2 Characteristics of the samples

From: Development and validation of the Self-Regulation of Eating Behaviour Questionnaire for adults

  Total sample (n = 923) Test-retest sample (n = 100)
Variable n % N %
Gender
 Female 535 58 82 82
 Male 388 42 18 18
Age
 20 to 29 years old 155 17 13 13
 30 to 39 years old 167 18 17 17
 40 to 49 years old 231 25 20 20
 50 to 59 years old 238 26 24 24
 60 to 65 years old 132 14 26 26
Ethnic group
 White 837 91 93 93
 Black 20 2 1 1
 Asian 40 4 3 3
 Mixed 15 2 0 0
 Other 11 1 3 3
Marital status
 Single 235 25 23 23
 Marrieda 590 64 64 64
 Separated/Widowedb 98 11 13 13
Education
 Primary/secondary school 79 9 13 13
 O level to A levelsc 289 31 37 37
 Certificate/Diplomad 212 23 18 18
 Degreee 343 37 32 32
Employment situation
 Paid workf 567 61 54 54
 Unpaid work/unemployedg 210 23 24 24
 Student 40 4 4 4
 Retired 106 12 18 18
Living arrangement
 Own your homeh 537 58 66 66
 Rentingi 312 34 30 30
 Living with parents/University hallsj 74 8 4 4
Weight status
 Underweightk 23 3 4 4
 Normal weightl 363 39 43 43
 Overweightm 273 30 24 24
 Obesen 250 27 27 27
 Missingo 14 1 2 2
  1. aMarried or living as married. bSeparated, divorced or widowed. cO level/GCSEs/A levels. dTechnical or trade certificate/Diploma. eDegree or Post-graduate degree. fEmployed full-time/Employed part-time/Self-employed gUnemployed/Full-time homemaker/Unpaid or voluntary work/Disable or too ill to work. hOwn your home outright/ Own your home with mortgage. iRent from local authority or housing association/Rent privately. jLiving with parents/Living in University or College halls. kBMI from 14 to 18.49 Kg/m2. lBMI from 18.5 to 24.99 Kg/m2. mBMI from 25 to 29.99 Kg/m2. nBMI from 30 to 50 Kg/m2. oMissing data includes: 2 participants with no data; 10 participants with BMI greater than 50 Kg/m2 and 2 participants with BMI lower than 14 Kg/m2