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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Normative values for musculoskeletal- and neuromotor fitness in apparently healthy Norwegian adults and the association with obesity: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Females Males
n Mean ± SD n Mean ± SD
Age (years) 350 46.0 ± 11.5 376 46.3 ± 11.7
Weight (kg) 350 70.5 ± 13.2** 376 85.2 ± 12.0**
Height (m) 350 1.67 ± 0.06** 376 1.80 ± 0.06**
BMI (kg/m2) 350 25.2 ± 4.4** 376 26.3 ± 3.4**
 Overweight 95 27.1 %* 179 47.6 %*
 Obese 50 14.3 %* 48 12.8 %*
WC (cm) 347 84.7 ± 11.3** 373 94.0 ± 10.4**
 Abdominally overweight 97 28.0 %* 100 26.8 %*
 Abdominally obese 123 35.5 %* 79 21.1 %*
Educational level
  < High school 29 8.4 % 25 6.8 %
 High school 105 30.3 % 141 38.4 %
  < 4 years university 94 27.1 % 88 24.0 %
  ≥ 4 years university 119 34.3 % 113 30.8 %
  1. Sample characteristics given as number (n) and mean ± standard deviation (SD), displayed by gender. Weight groups (BMI and WC) and educational level given as percentage, displayed by gender
  2. Abbrevations: NS Non-significant
  3. *p < 0.001 for gender differences in prevalence distribution between weight categories
  4. **gender difference p < 0.001