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Table 1 Participant Demographic and Clinical Characteristics (n = 3047)

From: Perceived discrimination and favourable regard toward underweight, normal weight and obese eating disorder sufferers: implications for obesity and eating disorder population health campaigns

  Median (Interquartile Range)
Age in years 49 (35–63)
BMI 25.3 (22.4- 28.8)
  Percentage
Obese (BMI ≥30) 19
Gender  
Female 58
Male 42
Age group  
15-34 years 33
35-54 years 36
55 years or more 31
Eating disorder behaviours  
Regular binge eating 6.8
Regular purging 1.8
Regular extreme dieting and fasting 4.2
Undue influence of weight and shape in self- evaluation as a person 18
Country of birth  
Australia 76
UK/Ireland 11
Other Europe 8
Asian 3
Other 2
Australian first nations 4
Marital status  
Married 50
Never married 20
Defacto 7
Divorced 13
Widowed 10
Highest level of education  
Still at school 4
Left school at 15 years or less 16
Left school after 15 years 25
Left school but still studying 4
Trade qualification 13
Certificate/diploma 1 year or less 12
Certificate/diploma more than 1 year 12
Bachelor degree or more 16