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Table 1 Descriptive demographics of the longitudinal student sample for those answering the first term only (N = 311) and those answering all time points (N = 215)

From: Freshman 15 in England: a longitudinal evaluation of first year university student’s weight change

  First term only All time points
Total n 311 215
Sex, n (%)
 Male 88 (28.3) 64 (29.7)
 Female 223 (71.7) 151 (70.2)
Date of birth, n (%)
 1995 129 (41.5) 98 (45.6)
 1996 178 (57.2) 115 (53.5)
 1997 4 (1.3) 2 (0.92)
Origin, n (%)
 England 253 (83.5) 180 (86.5)
 Wales/Scotland/NI 11 (3.6) 10 (4.8)
 European Union 27 (8.9) 13 (6.3)
 Outside EU 12 (4.0) 5 (2.4)
 NA 7 (2.3) 7 (0.32)
Ethnicity, n (%)
 White 267 (85.9) 188 (87.4)
 Mixed 7 (2.3) 4 (1.87)
 Asian/Asian British 30 (9.7) 18 (8.41)
 Black: African/Caribbean/British 4 (1.29) 2 (0.93)
 Arab 3 (1.00) 3 (1.40)