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Table 1 Sociodemographic, nutritional, and life style characterisation, according to the presence of recurrent binge eating episodes, in the ELSA-Brazil (N = 15,105)

From: Binge eating, sociodemographic and lifestyle factors in participants of the ELSA-Brazil

Variables Recurrent binge eating episodes p-value
Yes No
n % n %
Sex
 Male 327 33.4 6548 45.6  
 Female 653 66.6 7546 54.4 0.000
 Total 980   14,094   
Age
 34 to 54 years old 668 68.2 8597 61.0  
 55 to 75 years old 312 31.8 5497 39.0 0.000
 Total 980   14,094   
Colour or race
 Black 183 18.7 2211 15.7  
 Brown 298 30.4 3898 27.7  
 White 447 45.6 7338 52.1 0.000
 Asian 21 2.1 352 2.5  
 Indigenous 19 1.9 138 1.0  
 Total 968   13,937   
Education level
 Incomplete primary school 70 7.1 817 5.8  
 Complete primary school/incomplete secondary school 72 7.3 952 6.8 0.003
 Complete secondary school/Incomplete university 377 38.5 4846 34.4  
 University or Graduate 461 47.0 7479 53.1  
 Total 980   14,094   
BMI
 Thin; <18.5 1 0.1 140 1.0  
 Eutrophic: 18.5–24.99 144 14.7 5264 37.3  
 Overweight: 25–29.99 385 39.3 5681 40.3 0.000
 Obese: ≥30 450 45.9 3003 21.3  
 Total 980   14,088   
Physical activity
 Insufficiently active 633 64.6 7500 53.2  
 Sufficiently active 347 53.4 6594 46.8 0.000
 Total 980   14,094   
Smoking
 Never smoked 528 53.9 8055 57.2  
 Ex-smoker 322 32.9 4197 29.8 0.098
 Smoker 130 13.3 1841 13.1  
 Total 980   14,093   
Alcohol intake ≥ 5 standard units of alcohol in 2 h
 Twice a day or more 6   33 0.2  
 Practically every day 3   111 0.8  
 Once or twice a week 87   1072 7.6  
 Twice or three times a month 43   637 4.5 0.002
 Only on special occasions 236   3872 27.5  
 Never 222   4103 29.1  
 Total 980   14.094