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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the Finnish DILGOM participants at baseline in 2007 and follow-up in 2014

From: Depression, emotional eating and long-term weight changes: a population-based prospective study

  All participants Participants who attended baseline and follow-up phases
Year 2007 Year 2007 Year 2014
Number of participantsa 4729–5024 3554–3735 3593–3735
Age (years) 52.6 ± 13.5b 53.0 ± 13.0 60.0 ± 13.0
Gender
 Men (%) 46.3 45.2 45.2
 Women (%) 53.7 54.8 54.8
Education (years) 12.6 ± 4.0 12.7 ± 4.0
BMI (kg/m2) 27.0 ± 4.9 26.8 ± 4.7c 26.9 ± 4.7c
WC (cm) 91.4 ± 13.7 90.6 ± 13.1c 92.8 ± 13.3c
Overweight, BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2 (%) 62.5 61.4c 62.3c
Obesity, BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2 (%) 21.7 19.9c 20.6c
Night sleep duration (hours) 7.3 ± 1.1 7.3 ± 1.0
Total physical activity (min/week) 743.7 ± 648.0 759.6 ± 652.4
Vigorous physical activity (min/week) 170.7 ± 249.1 176.4 ± 253.7
Depressiond 9.9 ± 7.3 9.8 ± 7.3
Emotional eatinge 1.9 ± 0.7 1.9 ± 0.7
  1. BMI body mass index, DILGOM DIetary, Lifestyle and Genetic determinants of Obesity and Metabolic syndrome, WC waist circumference
  2. aRanges are given as number of participants with missing data (from 0.0 to 5.9%) varied between the study variables
  3. bMean ± SD (all such values)
  4. cCalculated for participants with information on the respective variable from both study phases
  5. dSum score of 19 items from the Center for Epidemiological Studies – Depression Scale
  6. eMean score of 3 emotional eating items from the Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire-R18