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Table 1 Characteristics of the study sample

From: Validation of the Arabic version of the binge eating scale and correlates of binge eating disorder among a sample of the Lebanese population

  Total Sample 1 Sample 2 p- value
Frequency (%) Frequency (%) Frequency (%)
Gender
 Male 270 (33.5%) 131 (3.4%) 139 (34.6%) 0.518
 Female 536 (66.5%) 273 (67.6%) 263 (65.4%)
Marital status
 Single 533 (67.0%) 263 (66.1%) 270 (67.8%) 0.395
 Married 230 (28.9%) 120 (30.2%) 110 (27.6%)
 Widowed 11 (1.4%) 7 (1.8%) 4 (1.0%)
 Divorced 22 (2.8%) 8 (2.0%) 14 (3.5%)
Education level
 Primary 24 (3.1%) 11 (2.8%) 13 (3.3%) 0.760
 Complementary 61 (7.8%) 34 (8.7%) 27 (6.9%)
 Secondary 125 (15.9%) 60 (15.3%) 65 (16.6%)
 University 574 (73.2%) 288 (73.3%) 286 (73.1%)
Monthly income
 No income 340 (45.1%) 168 (44.4%) 172 (45.7%) 0.140
  < 1000 USD 247 (32.8%) 121 (32.0%) 126 (33.5%)
 1000–2000 USD 117 (15.5%) 56 (14.8%) 61 (16.2%)
  > 2000 USD 50 (6.6%) 33 (8.37%) 17 (4.5%)
Smoking
 Yes 246 (30.8%) 127 (31.7%) 119 (29.8%) 0.572
 No 554 (69.2%) 274 (68.3%) 280 (70.2%)
Alcohol
 Yes 32 (4.2%) 12 (3.1%) 20 (5.4%) 0.124
 No 724 (95.8%) 372 (96.9%) 352 (94.6%)
Caffeinated beverages
 Yes 721 (90.0%) 362 (90.5%) 359 (89.5%) 0.646
 No 80 (10.0%) 38 (9.5%) 42 (10.5%)
Practicing sport activities
 Yes 490 (62.4%) 248 (63.6%) 242 (61.3%) 0.501
 No 295 (37.6%) 142 (36.4%) 153 (38.7%)
BMI categories
 Underweight 65 (8.3%) 36 (9.3%) 29 (7.3%) 0.733
 Normal 417 (53.1%) 204 (52.4%) 213 (53.8%)
 Overweight 211 (26.9%) 106 (27.2%) 105 (26.5%)
 Obese 92 (11.7%) 43 (11.1%) 49 (12.4%)
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD  
Age (in years) 27.59 ± 11.76 27.96 ± 11.83 27.19 ± 11.68 0.354
BMI (Kg/m2) 24.35 ± 5.28 24.10 ± 4.98 24.60 ± 5.55 0.182