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Table 1 Characteristics of 508 consecutive patients seen in a general internal medicine clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota

From: Self-perceived vs actual and desired weight and body mass index in adult ambulatory general internal medicine patients: a cross sectional study

Characteristic No. (%)a
Age, mean ± SD, y 62.9 ± 14.9
Sex  
  Female 257 (51)
  Male 251 (49)
Home  
  Minnesota 176 (35)
  US, not Minnesota 296 (58)
  International 35 (7)
Education level  
  <High school graduate 31 (6)
  High school graduate 100 (21)
  Some college 125 (26)
  College graduate 102 (21)
  Postgraduate 122 (25)
Smoking status  
  Never 244 (48)
  Former 217 (43)
  Current 44 (9)
  1. aValues are number (percentage) of patients unless indicated otherwise.