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Table 2 Changes in waist circumference, hip circumference and waist/hip ratio for the entire sample and by gender, class standing and BMI.

From: The effect of the Thanksgiving Holiday on weight gain

  Δ Waist Circumference (cm) Δ Hip Circumference (cm) Δ Waist/Hip Ratio
Group (N = 94) -1.14 ± 3.5* 0.54 ± 4.0 -0.02 ± 0.04
Males (N = 44) -0.98 ± 3.0* 0.75 ± 3.0 -0.02 ± 0.04*
Females (N = 50) -1.29 ± 3.8* 0.36 ± 4.8 -0.02 ± 0.04*
Undergraduates (N = 66) -1.41 ± 3.5* 0.13 ± 3.9 -0.02 ± 0.04*
Graduates (N = 28) -0.51 ± 3.4 1.50 ± 4.2 -0.02 ± 0.04
Normal BMI (N = 60) -1.25 ± 3.5* 0.84 ± 4.4 -0.02 ± 0.04*
Overweight/Obese BMI (N = 34) -0.96 ± 3.5 0.02 ± 3.2 -0.01 ± 0.03
  1. Means ± Standard deviation
  2. *Significant difference between pre-Thanksgiving and post-Thanksgiving visits (P < 0.05)
  3. BMI Categories: Normal <25 kg/m2 and Overweight/obese ≥ 25 kg/m2
  4. Class Standing: Undergraduate and Graduate