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Table 1 Characteristics of study population

From: Restrained eating and self-esteem in premenopausal and postmenopausal women

Characteristics Premenopausal (N = 318) Postmenopausal (N = 250) Group difference t-test/Chi-square
Age M = 46.40, SD = 3.96 M = 54.98, SD = 5.19 T = −22.499, p = .000
Education    
Any type of college and higher N = 228 (71.7%) N = 139 (49.6%) χ2 = 6.698, p = .153
Marital status    
Married/in a relationship N = 200 (62.9%) N = 190 (76.0%) χ2 = 0.536, p = .464
Single/separated/divorced N = 118 (37.1%) N = 60 (24.0%) χ2 = 1.002, p = .317
Employment 76-100% N = 152 (47.8%) N = 95 (38.0%)
unemployed/up to 75% N = 166 (52.2%) N = 155 (62.0%) χ2 = 3.003, p = .391
Children M = 1.4, SD = .49 M = 1.26, SD = .44 T = -1.144, p = .253
Months after beginning of the last menstruation M = 1.00, SD = 1.79 M = 97.81, SD = 68.36 T = 24.497, p = .000
BMI M = 23.34, SD = 3.86 M = 23.74, SD = 4.53 T = -1.133, p = .258
WHR M = 0.812, SD = 0.07 M = 0.828, SD = 0.09 T = -1.758, p = .080
EDE-Q_restrained M = 1.23, SD = 1.32 M = 1.45, SD = 1.35 T = -1.983, p = .048
EDE-Q_eating M = 0.46, SD = 0.87 M = 0.48, SD = 0.82 T = - 0.295, p = .768
EDE-Q_weight M = 1.28, SD = 1.29 M = 1.29, SD = 1.27 T = - 0.080, p = .936
EDE-Q_shape M = 1.63, SD = 1.45 M = 1.67, SD = 1.47 T = - 0.305, p = .761
RES M = 39.77, SD = 4.64 M = 38.86, SD = 4.82 T = 2.288, p = .023
  1. Note: EDE-Q restrained = subscale restrained eating of the EDE-Q; EDE-Q eating = subscale eating concern of the EDE-Q; EDE-Q weight = subscale weight concern of EDE-Q; EDE-Q shape = subscale shape concern of the EDE-Q; BMI = body mass index; RSE = Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale.