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Table 1 Descriptive data among Female and Male Fitness Instructors

From: Compulsive exercise and mental health challenges in fitness instructors; presence and interactions

Variable All
(n = 270)
Men
(n = 59)
Women
(n = 211)
Mean diff. 95% CI mean diff. p
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD    
Age (years) 36.10 ± 11.92 39.19 ± 13.66 35.29 ± 11.28 3.90 0.46, 7.33 0.026
Body weight (kg) 69.00 ± 12.89 84.84 ± 8.51 64.57 ± 10.15 20.27 17.42, 23.12 <0.001
BMI (kg/m2) 23.58 ± 3.33 25.89 ± 2.43 22.93 ± 3.27 2.95 2.05, 3.85 <0.001
Personal exercise hours (not including instructing classes), hours/week 6.88 ± 7.26 6.59 ± 4.36 6.97 ± 7.90 0.37 1.17, 1.93 0.632
Instructing classes, hours/week 8.15 ± 10.58 9.45 ± 13.52 7.81 ± 9.62 1.64 1.43, 4.71 0.294
  n (%) n (%) n (%)    
High educational level (≥3 years of higher education) 172 (63.7) 33 (55.9) 138 (65.7)    0.290
Higher exercise education level (≥3 year of higher education) 64 (23.7) 14 (23.7) 50 (23.8)    0.856
Distribution of professions       0.946
Personal trainer 36 (13.3) 7 (11.9) 29 (13.8)    
Group exercise instructor 181 (67.1) 41 (69.5) 139 (66.2)    
Both professions 53 (19.6) 11 (18.6) 42 (20.0)    
  1. BMI Body mass index