Table 1 1994 Alameda County Study cohort characteristics (N=1886)

From: Prospective association between obesity and depression: evidence from the Alameda County Study

1994 Variables Value No. %
Demographics    
 Age 50–59 797 42.3
  60–69 582 30.9
  70–79 401 21.3
  80 or older 106 5.6
 Gender Female 1051 55.7
  Male 835 44.3
 Years of education 12 1654 87.7
  12 232 12.3
 Marital status Married 1394 73.9
  Div/Sep/Wid/Never 492 26.1
Social factors    
 Financial strain Yes 303 16.1
  No 1583 83.9
 Recent life events None 703 37.3
  1 509 27.0
  2 367 19.5
  3 or more 307 16.3
 Social isolation Low 810 42.9
  Medium 588 31.2
  High 488 25.9
 Social support    
  Low 398 21.1
  Medium 666 35.3
  High 822 43.6
Mental and physical health    
 Depression Yes 138 7.3
  No 1748 92.7
 Obesity Yes 325 17.2
  No 1561 82.8
 Chronic conditions None 864 45.8
  1 570 30.2
  2 or more 452 24.0
 ADL No problem 1745 92.5
  Problem 141 7.5