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Table 1 Descriptive data among female and male group fitness instructors

From: Disordered eating behavior among group fitness instructors: a health-threatening secret?

  Female (n = 685) Male (n = 152) Differences p-value Total (n = 837)
Age, years, Mean (SD) 32.8 (8.3) 37.9 (9.5) t = 6.6 0.000*** 33.7 (8.9)
BMI, kg/m2, Mean (SD) 22.3 (2.4) 25.5 (2.4) t = 13.6 0.000*** 23.0 (2.7)
General education level: higher, n (%) 500 (73) 109 (72) χ 2 = 0.10 0.75 609 (73)
Exercise education level: higher, n (%) 344 (50) 60 (40) χ 2 = 5.75 0.02* 404 (48)
Instructing classes, hours/week, Mean (SD) 3.2 (3.1) 1.5 (2.9) t = 6.2 0.000*** 2.9 (3.2)
Exercise besides instructing classes, hours/week, Mean (SD) 4.2 (2.7) 5.9 (3.4) t = 6.7 0.000*** 4.5 (2.9)
  1. BMI: Body mass index. *p < 0.05. ***p < 0.001
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