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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of women seeking bariatric surgery

From: Body shape expectations and self-ideal body shape discrepancy in women seeking bariatric surgery: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Mean ± SD
Age, years 43.4 ± 8.9
Weight, kg 131.0 ± 19.7
BMI, kg/m2 48.8 ± 7.0
Number of chronic conditions 2.8 ± 2.1 (median 2.0)
  n %
Married 47 68.1
Employment status   
Employed full-time 31 45.6
Disability leave (short & long term) 13 19.1
Unemployed 7 10.3
Other employment (part-time, casual, home-maker, retired, other) 17 25.0
Education status   
Completed post-secondary 41 59.4
Some post-secondary 11 15.9
High school diploma or less 17 24.7
  1. an = 69, all data self-reported.