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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics, weight status, and exposure to weight teasing among young people (N = 1568) in Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota at baseline (EAT 2010) and at eight-year follow up (EAT 2018)

From: How is weight teasing cross-sectionally and longitudinally associated with health behaviors and weight status among ethnically/racially and socioeconomically diverse young people?

Characteristics Mean ± SD or % (n)
Ethnicity / Race (%)a
 Asian American 20.0 (306)
 Black/African American 28.6 (437)
 Latinx/Hispanic 17.2 (263)
 Mixed/Other Race 15.2 (232)
 White 19.1 (292)
Socioeconomic Status (%)a
 Low 39.5 (588)
 Low Middle 22.2 (331)
 Middle 17.6 (262)
 Upper Middle 13.2 (196)
 High 7.5 (112)
Gender (%)b
 Female 53.6 (813)
 Male 45.8 (696)
 Different identity 0.6 (9)
Age (mean years) 14.4 ± 2.0a
22.2 ± 2.0b
BMI-for-age (percentile) 69.2 ± 27.8a
BMI (kg/m2) 27.2 ± 7.0b
Weight Teasing (any) 34.1 (523)a
41.5 (618)b
  1. aAssessed at baseline (EAT 2010)
  2. bAssessed at follow up (EAT 2018)