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Table 1 Participant characteristics of the sample of adults (n = 755) and registered dieticians (n = 207)

From: Towards the measurement of food literacy with respect to healthy eating: the development and validation of the self perceived food literacy scale among an adult sample in the Netherlands

  Adult sample Registered dieticians
Sex
 Women n (%) 685 (90.7%) 204 (98.5%)
Age
  ± (SD) 44.8 (16.1) 43.4 (12.9)
 Private n (%) 15 (2.0%) 4 (1.9%)
BMIa
  ± (SD) 24.3 (4.4) 23.1 (3.31)
 Private n (%) 94 (12.5%) 15 (7.2%)
BMI-categorya n (%)
 Obesity 61 (6.7%) 12 (5.8%)
 Overweight 169 (18.6%) 26 (12.6%)
 Healthy weight 406 (61.4%) 145 (70.0%)
 Underweight 25 (2.7%) 6 (2.9%)
 Private 94 (12.5%) 18 (8.7%)
Educational level n (%)
 Low 76 (10.2%)
 Middle 228 (30.7%)
 High 440 (59.1%) 207 (100%)
 Private 11 (1.6%)
Ethnicity n (%)
 Dutch 735 (97.4%) 198 (95.6%)
  1. aBased on self-reported body height and weight (kg/m2). Cut-off values BMI categories: underweight (< 18.5); healthy weight (18.5 < 25); overweight (25 < 30); obesity (> 30)