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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants included in the analyses

From: Association between depression, anxiety and weight change in young adults

VariablesMood disorder before baseline predicting BMI (n = 1646) #Anxiety before baseline predicting BMI (n = 1638) #
Men (n = 634)Women (n = 1012)Men (n = 630)Women (n = 1008)
Age, years31.9 ± 2.631.6 ± 2.731.9 ± 2.631.6 ± 2.7
Education
 Tertiary282 (44.7)520 (51.8)280 (44.7)517 (51.8)
 Vocational235 (37.2)269 (26.8)234 (37.3)268 (26.8)
 School only114 (18.1)214 (21.3)113 (18.0)214 (21.4)
Socio-economic quartile
 High742 (23.2)748 (24.1)134 (26.2)211 (27.1)
 Med-high914 (28.6)886 (28.6)141 ()27.6209 (26.9)
 Med-low1230 (38.5)1197 (38.6)196 (38.4)314 (40.4)
 Low310 (9.7)272 (8.8)40 (7.8)44 (5.7)
Smoking
 Never385 (61.0)582 (57.6)384 (61.2)580 (57.6)
 Former141 (22.4)295 (29.2)140 (22.3)294 (29.2)
 Current105 (16.6)134 (13.2)103 (16.4)133 (13.2)
Change in marital status since baseline
 Never married160 (14.1)179 (11.5)75 (13.0)116 (12.5)
 Become married/defacto179 (15.7)170 (10.9)99 (17.2)75 (8.1)
 Stayed married741 (65.1)1097 (70.4)381 (66.0)674 (72.7)
 Became divorced/widowed32 (2.8)56 (3.6)10 (1.7)29 (3.1)
 Stayed separated/widowed8 (0.7)24 (1.5)4 (0.7)13 (1.4)
Parental status since baseline
 No children436 (34.60)484 (28.2)206 (40.0)265 (27.2)
 First child born315 (25.0)326 (19.0)164 (27.1)185 (19.0)
 Additional children born235 (18.7)359 (20.9)110 (18.2)214 (22.0)
 Same number of children274 (21.8)548 (31.9)126 (20.8)311 (31.9)
 Body mass index (kg/m2)26.6+  4.425.5 ± 5.726.6 ± 4.525.5 ± 5.7
 History of CVD or diabetes83 (16.0)83(9.9)83 (16.1)83 (10.0)
 Social support indexN = 543, 61.2 ± 8.0N = 872, 62.5 ± 7.161.3 ± 8.062.6 ± 7.1
 Total healthy lifestyle score2.2 ± 1.82.2 ± 1.7  
 SF-12 physical component score53.7 ± 6.453.2 ± 7.653.7 ± 7.553.3 ± 7.5
 Total diet score99.7 ± 19.1107.9 ± 17.499.8 ± 19.2107.8 ± 17.4
 Anxiety before baseline77 (12.0)210 (19.1)76 (12.1)195 (19.4)
 Mood disorder before baseline85 (13.4)229 (22.6)85 (13.5)226 (22.4)
Lifetime depression (at CDAH2)
 Never521 (82.2)710 (70.2)532 (84.4)751 (74.5)
 History30 (4.7)102 (10.1)16 (2.5)27 (2.7)
 Recurrent55 (8.7)127 (12.6)60 (9.5)168 (16.7)
 Incident28 (4.4)73 (7.2)22 (3.5)62 (6.5)
 Mood disorder 12 months prior to CDAH2 (incident and recurrent)40 (6.3)92 (9.1)40 (6.3)91 (9.0)
Lifetime anxiety (at CDAH2)
 Never532 (84.4)751(74.5)517(82.1)709 (70.3)
 History16 (2.5)27 (2.7)30 (4.8)100 (9.9)
 Recurrent60 (9.5)168 (16.7)55 (8.7)126 (12.5)
 Incident22 (3.5)62 (6.2)28 (4.4)73 (7.2)
 Anxiety 12 months prior to CDAH2 (incident and recurrent)47 (7.5)141 (14.0)47 (8.1)141 (15.8)
  1. N (%) Mean ± standard deviation, CDAH Childhood Determinants of Adult Health, CVD Cardiovascular diseases (Myocardial infarction, stroke, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure), SF-12 Short Form 12, a health-related quality of life instrument