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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of respondents (N = 400)

From: Exploring the relationship between the big five personality characteristics and dietary habits among students in a Ghanaian University

Variables Male (230) n (%) Female (170) n (%) Total N (%) P-value
Age (Mean ± SD) years 21.50 ± 2.04 20.76 ± 1.77 21.19 ± 1.96 0.008*
Year of study
 1 50 (21.7) 38 (22.4) 88 (22.0)  
 2 63 (27.0) 47 (27.6) 110 (27.5)  
 3 55 (23.9) 54 (31.2) 109 (27.3)  
 4 62 (26.9) 31 (18.2) 93 (23.3)  
BMI (kg/m2) Mean ± SD 21.80 ± 3.28 22.41 ± 3.63 22.06 ± 3.44 0.05
Underweight 29 (12.7) 17 (10.1) 46 (11.5)  
 Normal 175 (76.1) 115 (68.0) 291 (72.8)  
 Overweight 19 (8.3) 30 (17.8) 49 (12.3)  
 Obese 6 (2.6) 7 (4.1) 13 (3.3)