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Table 1 Participants’ general characteristics and anthropometrics

From: Eating habits and lifestyle changes during COVID-19 lockdown: an Italian survey

 Whole sample (n = 3533)Northern Italy (n = 547)Center Italy (n = 2009)Southern Italy and Islands (n = 977)
Age (years)36.0 [27.0–49.0]*
40.03 ± 13.53
36.0 [29.0–52.0]
40.10 ± 13.48
37.0 [27.0–50.5]
39.29 ± 14.37
35.0 [26.0–45.0]
35.97 ± 13.87
Age groups (years)
 < 18 180 (5.1)2 (0.4)67 (3.3)111 (11.4)
 18–301048 (29.7)177 (32.4)616 (30.7)255 (26.1)
 31–501492 (42.2)217 (39.7)824 (41.0)451 (46.2)
 51–65693 (19.6)135 (24.7)420 (20.9)138 (14.1)
 > 65120 (3.4)16 (2.9)82 (4.1)22 (2.3)
Gender (F)2689 (76.1)435 (79.5)1313 (76.4)738 (75.5)
Weight (kg)65.0 [57.0–75.0]*
66.87 ± 13.16
65.0 [57.0–75.0]
66.88 ± 13.15
65.0 [57.0–75.0]
67.27 ± 14.35
65.0 [56.8–76.0]
67.74 ± 14.42
Height (cm)166.0 [160.0–172.0]*
167.58 ± 8.47
167.0 [162.0–173.0]
167.60 ± 8.47
167.0 [161.0–173.0]
167.43 ± 8.25
165.0 [160.0–170.0]
166.37 ± 8.10
BMI (kg/m2)23.23 [21.01–26.01]*
27.66 ± 4.10
22.89 [20.83–25.47]
23.76 ± 4.10
23.15 [20.94–25.87]
23.89 ± 4.29
23.53 [21.26–26.57]
24.37 ± 4.30
Class of BMI
 Underweight142 (4.0)19 (3.5)97 (4.8)26 (2.7)
 Normal weight2243 (63.5)368 (67.3)1273 (63.4)602 (61.6)
 Overweight814 (23.0108 (19.7)469 (23.3)237 (24.3)
 Obesity I251 (7.1)42 (7.7)1 26 (6.3)83 (8.5)
 Obesity II66 (1.9)8 (1.5)32 (1.6)26 (2.7)
 Obesity III17 (0.5)2 (0.4)12 (0.6)3 (0.3)
  1. Values are expressed as median and IQR in square brackets (M [IQR]) as well as mean and standard deviation (M ± SD) for continuous variables or as number and percentage (n (%)) for categorical variables
  2. BMI body mass index
  3. *The Shapiro–Wilk test was performed to evaluate variables distribution. Variables are considered non-normally distributed for p < 0.05