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Table 4 Mean weight change and rate by period of time and sex, for those who gained and lost more than 0.5 kg by the end of the academic year (N = 165)

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

  Number Weight change (kg) Weight change rate (kg/week)
Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Academic year
 Weight gainers 111 3.46 (2.57) 0.10 (0.07)
  Male 30 4.33 (2.83) 0.12 (0.08)
  Female 81 3.13 (2.41) 0.09 (0.07)
 Weight losers 54 −3.21 (2.94) −0.09 (0.08)
  Male 17 −4.43 (3.36) −0.13 (0.09)
  Female 37 −2.65 (2.59) −0.08 (0.07)
First term
 Weight gainers 111 0.80 (2.34) 0.08 (0.26)
  Male 30 0.98 (2.60) 0.11 (0.27)
  Female 81 0.73 (2.26) 0.07 (0.25)
 Weight losers 54 −1.19 (3.09) −0.13 (0.31)
  Male 17 −1.70 (3.70) −0.17 (0.38)
  Female 37 −0.96 (2.81) −0.11 (0.28)
Second term
 Weight gainers 111 2.66 (3.15) 0.11 (0.13)
  Male 30 3.35 (3.55) 0.13 (0.14)
  Female 81 2.40 (2.97) 0.10 (0.12)
 Weight losers 54 −2.02 (3.04) −0.08 (0.12)
  Male 17 −2.74 (2.96) −0.11 (0.12)
  Female 37 −1.69 (3.06) −0.07 (0.13)