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Table 1 Characteristics of participants at baseline (2004–06), Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study, Australia

From: Partnering and parenting transitions in Australian men and women: associations with changes in weight, domain-specific physical activity and sedentary behaviours

Characteristics Men (N = 1008)a Women (N = 1116)a
Age (years), Mean (SD) 31.8 (2.7) 31.6 (2.7)
Height (cm), Mean (SD) 179.8 (6.79) 166.0 (6.6)
Weight (kg), Mean (SD) 85.3 (14.4) 68.9 (14.7)
Weight status, % (n)
 Normal 39.1 (394) 61.6 (687)
 Overweight 46.4 (468) 24.4 (272)
 Obese 14.5 (146) 14.1 (157)
Education, % (n)
 Any university education 37.3 (376) 46.6 (520)
 Vocational training 36.0 (363) 25.5 (285)
 High school only 26.7 (269) 27.9 (311)
Occupation, % (n)
 Professional or manager 60.2 (465) 51.3 (456)
 Non-manual 7.2 (56) 27.0 (240)
 Manual 29.2 (226) 4.4 (39)
 Not in the workforce 3.4 (26) 17.3 (154)
Marital status, % (n)
 Single 29.5 (297) 24.7 (276)
 Married/living as married 67.9 (684) 71.8 (801)
 Separated/divorced/Widowed 2.7 (27) 3.5 (39)
Parental status, % (n)
 Child-free 57.8 (583) 46.9 (523)
 Has child (ren) 42.2 (425) 53.1 (593)
  1. SD, standard deviation; BMI, body mass index
  2. a Because of missing data, numbers do not always equal the total