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Table 1 Sample characteristics for Palestinian and Western groups

From: Obesity and nutrition behaviours in Western and Palestinian outpatients with severe mental illness

  Palestine
n = 147
Western
n = 518
p value*
Demographics (n, %)    
   Age (M, SE) 35.94 (9.6) 40.92 (11.68) <0.001
   Male 88 (59.9) 289 (55.8) 0.397
   Higher education 37 (25.2) 220 (42.5) <0.001
   Married 80 (54.4) 203 (39.2) 0.001
Disorders (n, %)    <0.001
   Substance abuse 2 (1.4) 222 (42.9)  
   Schizophrenia 88 (59.9) 70 (13.5)  
   Depressive 49 (33.3) 171 (33)  
   Neurotic and somatoform 8 (5.4) 55 (10.6)  
BMI category **, n (%)    0.023
   Underweight 2 (1.4) 14 (2.9)  
   Normal weight 54 (37.5) 240 (50)  
   Overweight 57 (39.6) 155 (32.3)  
   Obese 31 (21.5) 71 (14.8)  
  1. * p value is for independent Student's t-test, Fisher's exact test or χ2-tests test as appropriate.
  2. ** For the Palestine group n = 144 and Western group n = 480.