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Table 1 General, psychological and eating behavioural characteristics of participants

From: ADIPOQ gene is linked to emotional eating behaviour in young Nigerian adults independent of psychological traits

Variable Total (n = 555) Male (n = 121) Female (n = 434) Independent sample t test
Age (years) 21.5 ± 2.9 22.1 ± 3.0 21.4 ± 2.6 2.66*
BMI (kg/m2) 20.8 ± 5.4 18.1 ± 5.4 21.5 ± 4.5 − 2.63*
Cognitive restraint 16.0 ± 4.3 16.0 ± 4.0 16.1 ± 4.2 − 0.26
Uncontrolled eating 19.7 ± 5.6 19.9 ± 5.2 19.6 ± 5.5 0.52
Emotional eating 5.8 ± 2.7 5.8 ± 2.2 5.7 ± 2.8 − 0.10
Depression 4.7 ± 4.0 5.3 ± 3.9 4.5 ± 4.1 0.79
Anxiety 6.0 ± 4.5 5.7 ± 4.4 6.0 ± 4.6 − 0.27
Stress 7.2 ± 4.0 7.7 ± 3.6 7.1 ± 4.1 0.55
  1. Statistics: data are reported as numbers (mean ± SD)
  2. Comparisons between male and female participants—*P < 0.05
  3. BMI body mass index, n sample size