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Table 1 Participant demographics

From: I’m not just fat, I’m old: has the study of body image overlooked “old talk”?

  USA UK Australia Elsewhere
(n=367) (n=224) (n=168) (n=22)
 M  SD  M  SD  M  SD  M  SD
Age 39.41 14.37 32.28 11.75 37.42 12.21 34.82 12.67
Body Mass Index 24.09 4.68 24.69 6.31 25.48 5.63 23.80 4.01
n % n % n % n %
Education a         
Some high school 2 0.5 0 0 5 2.60 0 0
High school 27 7.4 48 21.52 20 11.90 6 30.0
Diploma/ Associate’s Degree 20 5.4 23 10.31 35 21.21 0 0
Undergraduate 142 38.8 95 42.60 70 41.67 7 35.0
Postgraduate 175 47.9 57 25.57 38 22.62 7 35.0
Ethnicity b         
White 312 85.7 210 93.8 153 91.1 18 81.1
Other 52 14.3 14 6.2 15 8.9 4 18.1
  1. a. Education indicates highest level of education completed. Frequencies (%) calculated with available data on a within country basis.
  2. b. Because we had an international sample and the vast majority of participants identified as White, for brevity we collapsed all other ethnic groups into ‘Other’.