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Table 4 Frequency of participant characteristics by self-reported eating rate-category, within the total population and in men and women separately

From: Self-reported eating rate is associated with weight status in a Dutch population: a validation study and a cross-sectional study

  Self-reported eating rate P chi-square test
  Slow Average Fast
  n % n % n %
Totala
 Prevalence of overweightd 75 42.6 354 49.0 353 61.5 <0.01
 Prevalence of obesitye 18 10.2 89 12.3 102 17.8 <0.01
 Prevalence of smoking 19 10.8 56 7.7 58 10.1 0.23
 Education levelf
  Low 29 16.5 126 17.4 78 13.6 0.19
  Medium 44 25.0 220 30.4 172 30.0  
  High 103 58.5 377 52.1 324 56.4  
Menb
 Prevalence of overweightd 29 49.2 196 62.2 235 64.0 0.09
 Prevalence of obesitye 6 10.2 48 15.2 64 17.4 0.33
 Prevalence of smoking 6 10.2 31 9.8 40 10.9 0.71
 Education levelf
  Low 12 20.3 52 16.5 47 12.8 0.37
  Medium 13 22.0 92 29.2 112 30.5  
  High 34 57.6 171 54.3 208 56.7  
Womenc
 Prevalence of overweightd 46 39.3 158 38.7 118 57.0 <0.001
 Prevalence of obesitye 12 10.3 41 10.0 38 18.4 0.01
 Prevalence of smoking 13 11.1 25 6.1 18 8.7 0.16
 Education levelf
  Low 17 14.5 74 18.1 31 15.0 0.46
  Medium 31 26.5 128 31.4 60 29.0  
  High 69 59.0 206 50.5 116 56.0  
  1. aSlow, n = 176; Average, n = 723; Fast, n = 574
  2. bSlow, n = 59; Average, n = 315; Fast, n = 367
  3. cSlow, n = 117; Average, n = 408; Fast, n = 207
  4. dBMI ≥25 kg/m2
  5. eBMI ≥30 kg/m2
  6. fEducation level: low (i.e., no education, primary education, lower or preparatory vocational education, or lower general secondary education), medium (i.e., intermediate vocational education or apprenticeship, or higher general secondary education or pre-university secondary education) and high (i.e., higher vocational education or university)