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Table 1 Socio-demographic and health behaviour characteristics of the young adult participants (n = 578)

From: Examining the correlates of meal skipping in Australian young adults

Characteristic n (%)a
Socio-demographic
Age (years), Mean ± SD 24.2 ± 3.5
Sex
 Male 139 (24)
 Female 439 (76)
Education
 No university degree 235 (40)
 University degree 343 (59)
Country of birth
 Australia 437 (76)
 Other 141 (24)
Relationship status
 In a relationship 310 (54)
 Single 268 (46)
SEIFA
 Low 75 (13)
 Medium 151 (26)
 High 352 (61)
Living situation
 Living with family 212 (37)
 Living alone 66 (11)
 Living with flatmates or friends 300 (52)
Health behaviour
 Body mass index (kg/m2), Mean ± SD 23.1 ± 4.4
Smoker
 Never 471 (81)
 Ex, Occasionally, Regularly smoke 107 (19)
Physical activity
 Do not meet guidelines 208 (34)
 Meeting guidelines 370 (66)
  1. aValues are n (%) unless otherwise specified
  2. SEIFA Socioeconomic Index for Areas (measure of social economic status)
  3. SD Standard deviation