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Table 1 General characteristics of study participants across the LCD score quartiles

From: Adherence to low carbohydrate diet and prevalence of psychological disorders in adults

 quartiles of LCD score
1(n = 887)2(n = 816)3(n = 803)4(n = 856) 
LCD score range< 1010-1616-23> 23Pb
Age (year)a36.1 ± 7.736.2 ± 7.836.3 ± 7.836.6 ± 8.10.57
Weight (kg)a67.2 ± 12.467.9 ± 12.069.0 ± 13.670.5 ± 14.4< 0.001
BMI (kg/m2)a24.6 ± 3.724.8 ± 3.625.1 ± 3.825.2 ± 4.00.009
Waist circumference (cm)a86.4 ± 10.987.0 ± 10.886.9 ± 11.488.9 ± 12.40.001
Overweight (%)3738.636.1370.74
Obesity (%)7.67.810.612.30.002
Doing exercise≥1 h/w (%)9.811.214.916.9< 0.001
Male (%)38.736.841.749.6< 0.001
Married (%)79.981.984.280.90.38
High SES (%)28.233.729.827.80.003
House owner (%)65.468.970.8710.07
University graduated (%)646859.556.1< 0.001
Family size> 4 (%)27.825.22931.20.056
Chronic conditions (%)2.83.74.97.2< 0.001
Pregnant women (%)2.61.91.81.70.75
Lactating women (%)8.711.28.38.20.37
Current smoker (%)10.612.117.315.4< 0.001
Anti-depressant use (%)5.34.466.50.26
Supplement use(%)31.53130.427.20.21
  1. a All values are Means±SD
  2. bP values were obtained one-way ANOVA or χ2 test, where appropriate