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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Childhood emotional problems and self-perceptions predict weight gain in a longitudinal regression model

    Mean/Proportion Sex differences
  Variable Group Total Sample
(n = 7588)1
Men
(n = 3709)1
Women
(n = 3879)1
t-test p value Rank Sum P value2
Demographic Variables Social Class       0.690
   % non-manual 31.67 31.46 31.88   
   % manual 68.33 68.54 68.12   
  Ethnicity       0.371
   % European 97.37 97.20 97.53   
   % Non - European 2.63 2.80 2.47   
Study Member BMI age 10   0.01 -0.07 0.09 *0.000  
  age 30   -0.01 0.14 -0.15 *0.000  
Parental B M I Father   -0.03 -0.03 -0.02 0.600  
  Mother   -0.03 -0.04 -0.02 0.377  
Childhood Emotional Problems Rutter Emotional score Self Reported Nervousness   14.41 13.66 15.11 *0.000 *0.000
   % Not at all 12.07 15.05 9.27   
   % Sometimes 82.02 79.60 84.29   
   % Often 5.91 5.35 6.44   
  Self Reported Worrying       *0.000
   % Not at all 27.09 30.53 23.86   
   % Sometimes 60.25 57.91 62.45   
   % Often 12.66 11.57 13.69   
Psychological Measures CAROLOC Locus of control   4.40 4.53 4.28 *0.000  
  LAWSEQ self esteem   3.41 3.18 3.64 *0.000  
  1. 1Numbers vary slightly as a result of occasional missing data, sample sizes are the same as those listed in table 3.
  2. 2Rank Sum P value refers to a Two-sample Wilcoxon rank-sum (Mann-Whitney) test. * significant p value (p < 0.05)