Table 1 Characteristics of study subjects

From: Snacking frequency in relation to energy intake and food choices in obese men and women compared to a reference population

Variable Obese men (n=1891) Obese women (n=2368) Reference men (n=505) Reference women (n=587)
Age (y) 45.8±7.7 43.3±8.2 49.7±7.0 49.3±7.0
Weight (kg) 119.7±16.3 104.6±14.5 83.1±12.7 68.1±11.7
BMI (kg/m2) 37.1±4.3 38.1±4.5 25.8±3.4 24.7±4.1
Low educationa (%) 50.4 41.5 44.2 44.1
b-Glucose (mmol/l) 5.0±1.4 4.7±1.1 4.5±0.9 4.3±0.9
s-Insulin (mU/l) 17.2±9.9 13.2±7.8 9.6±5.8 7.8±4.1
s-Cholesterol (mmol/l) 6.0±1.1 5.7±1.1 5.6±1.0 5.5±1.1
s-HDL (mmol/l) 1.1±0.2 1.3±0.3 1.3±0.3 1.6±0.4
s-Triglycerides (mmol/l) 2.3±1.8 1.7±1.1 1.5±0.9 1.2±0.6
  1. Mean values and s.d. are presented.
  2. aElementary and 9-y compulsory school.