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Table 1 Selected baseline socio-demographic and lifestyle characteristics of the studied population sample

From: Meal analysis for understanding eating behavior: meal- and participant-specific predictors for the variance in energy and macronutrient intake

Characteristics Total Men Women
n (%) 814 (100) 411 (50.5) 403 (49.5)
Age, y 65.5 ± 8.4a 66.4 ± 8.0 64.5 ± 8.7
BMI, kg/m2 27.5 ± 4.4 27.7 ± 3.9 27.4 ± 4.8
Hours of physical activity/weekb 22.6 ± 14.7 20.7 ± 14.0 24.7 ± 15.0
Smoking status (%)
 Never smoker 377 (46.3) 132 (32.1) 245 (60.8)
 Former smoker 353 (43.4) 235 (57.2) 118 (29.3)
 Current smoker 84 (10.3) 44 (10.7) 40 (9.9)
Education (%)
 No vocational training / current training 267 (32.8) 124 (30.2) 143 (35.5)
 Technical college 187 (23.0) 63 (15.3) 124 (30.8)
 University 360 (44.2) 224 (54.5) 136 (33.7)
Occupation (%)
 Full time (> 35 h/week) 248 (30.5) 141 (34.3) 107 (26.7)
 Part time/hourly (< 35 h/week) 61 (7.5) 18 (4.4) 43 (10.7)
 No job/retired 505 (62.0) 252 (61.3) 253 (62.8)
Energy misreporting (%)c
 EI/TEE < 0.81 270 (39.6) 118 (34.0) 152 (45.4)
 0.81 < EI/TEE < 1.19 359 (52.6) 187 (53.9) 172 (51.3)
 EI/TEE > 1.19 53 (7.8) 42 (12.1) 11 (3.3)
  1. aMean ± SD (all such values)
  2. bself-reported. Includes the following activities done in the past 12 months: sports, gardening, physical work, housework, cycling
  3. cn = 682; EI energy intake, TEE total energy expenditure