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Table 1 Means and standard deviations (in parenthesis) of demographic and clinical characteristics

From: The effect of mood on food versus non-food interference among females who are high and low on emotional eating

  High EE (N = 40) Low EE (N = 40) p value Cohen’s d
Age (years) 24.05 (4.59) 23.75 (4.21) .76 0.06
BMI 25.08 (4.80) 22.98 (4.58) .04 0.44
STAI-T 2.34 (0.56) 2.07 (0.39) .01 0.54
BDI-II 0.70 (0.54) 0.40 (0.29) .002 0.70
DERS-total 2.48 (0.69) 2.29 (0.57) .20 0.28
DERS-acceptance 2.42 (0.96) 1.84 (0.89) .006 0.62
DERS-clarity 2.31 (0.92) 1.81 (0.75) .009 0.59
DERS-impulse 2.31 (0.82) 2.42 (0.89) .58 − 0.12
DERS-awareness 2.40 (0.74) 2.33 (0.85) .69 0.08
DERS-goal 3.04 (0.94) 3.04 (0.98) .98 0.04
DERS-strategies 2.59 (0.84) 2.35 (0.84) .20 0.28
DEBQ-restrained 2.77 (1) 2.21 (0.81) .008 0.61
DEBQ-external 3.65 (0.49) 3.08 (0.69) .001 0.94
Baseline hunger level 46.91 (11.14) 46.42 (14.89) .86 0.03
  1. EE emotional eating, BMI body mass index, STAI-T trait anxiety from the state-trait anxiety inventory, BDI-II beck depression inventory-II, DERS difficulties in emotion regulation scale, DEBQ the Dutch eating behaviors questionnaire