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Table 1 Characteristics of overall sample and by country

From: Capturing health and eating status through a nutritional perception screening questionnaire (NPSQ9) in a randomised internet-based personalised nutrition intervention: the Food4Me study

  Overall By country
Germany Greece Ireland Netherlands Poland Spain United Kingdom
n (n of females) 2369 (1534) 343 (231) 262 (180) 238 (145) 398 (231) 253 (190) 634 (386) 241 (171)
Age (years) 40 ± 13 44 ± 14 38 ± 12 39 ± 13 48 ± 14 36 ± 13 38 ± 10 37 ± 13
Ethnicity
 Asian 11 (0.5%) 3 (0.8%) 8 (3.3%)
 Black 2 (0.1%) 2 (0.6%)
 Mixed 30 (1.3%) 5 (1.5%) 4 (1.7%) 5 (1.3%) 8 (1.3%) 8 (3.3%)
 Chinese 1 (0.0%) 1 (0.4%)
 White 2305 (97.3%) 332 (96.8%) 260 (99.2%) 234 (98.3%) 385 (96.7%) 253 (100.0%) 624 (98.4%) 217 (90.0%)
 Other 20 (0.8%) 4 (1.2%) 2 (0.8%) 5 (1.3%) 2 (0.3%) 7 (2.9%)
BMI (kg/m2) 25.2 ± 4.7 24.3 ± 3.7 26.6 ± 5.8 25.4 ± 4.7 25.0 ± 4.2 24.6 ± 4.8 25.7 ± 4.8 24.9 ± 4.7
Weight status (by BMI)
 Under-weight 56 (2.4%) 8 (2.3%) 5 (1.9%) 8 (3.4%) 10 (2.5%) 11 (4.4%) 11 (1.7%) 3 (1.2%)
 Normal weight 1247 (52.6%) 206 (60.1%) 115 (43.9%) 123 (51.7%) 214 (53.8%) 139 (54.9%) 308 (48.6%) 142 (58.9%)
 Overweight 743 (30.8%) 97 (28.3%) 90 (34.4%) 65 (27.3%) 128 (32.2%) 68 (26.9%) 213 (33.6%) 71 (29.5%)
 Obese 334 (14.1%) 32 (9.3%) 52 (19.9%) 42 (17.7%) 46 (11.6%) 35 (13.8%) 102 (16.1%) 25 (10.4%)
Energy intake reported (kcal) 2633 ± 775 2509 ± 678 2519 ± 744 2779 ± 772 2723 ± 760 2593 ± 779 2674 ± 816 2571 ± 805
Physical activity level (AU) 1.51 ± 0.10 1.50 ± 0.08 1.50 ± 0.11 1.53 ± 0.09 1.54 ± 0.10 1.50 ± 0.11 1.50 ± 0.10 1.54 ± 0.11
Smoke habit
 Non-smoker 1411 (59.6%) 201 (58.6%) 132 (50.4%) 164 (68.9%) 202 (50.8%) 197 (77.9%) 328 (51.7%) 187 (77.6%)
 Ex-smoker 671 (28.3%) 112 (32.7%) 53 (20.2%) 57 (24.0%) 169 (42.5%) 38 (15.0%) 200 (31.6%) 42 (17.4%)
 Current smoker 287 (12.1%) 30 (8.8%) 77 (29.4%) 17 (7.1%) 27 (6.8%) 18 (7.1%) 106 (16.7%) 12 (5.0%)
  1. BMI Body Mass Index, AU Arbitrary Units