Table 1

Characteristics of participants and non-participants in the SUN study.

Characteristics

Participants

(n = 10,286)

Non-participants

(n = 8,771)


Incidence of depression (n, %)

498 (4.8)

105 (1.2)

Age [years] (mean, SD)a

37.7 (11.9)

39.2 (12.6)

Sex (n, %)a

Male

4368 (42.5)

3115 (35.5)

Female

5918 (57.5)

5656 (64.5)

Body mass index [Kg/m2] (n, %)a

Underweight

1469 (14.3)

1370 (15.6)

Overweight

2541 (24.7)

2273 (25.9)

Obese

452 (4.4)

461 (5.3)

Weight change in the past five years [Kg] (n, %)

Lost

2466 (24.0)

2128 (24.3)

Gain

4849 (47.1)

4053 (46.2)

Marital status (n, %)a

Unmarried

4597 (45.0)

3727 (42.9)

Married

5246 (51.4)

4423 (50.9)

Other

368 (3.6)

539 (6.2)

Body image (n, %)

Underestimated

4542 (44.2)

3474 (44.9)

Overestimated

265 (2.6)

230 (3.0)


Standard deviation (SD), a Statistical significant difference.

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