Table 1 Participant background characteristicsa

From: Evidence of dietary inadequacy in adults with chronic spinal cord injury

  Group (n=77) Men (n=63) Women (n=14)
Characteristic    
 Age 42.5±11.9 43.5±11.5 37.9±13.2
 Length (m) 1.7±0.1 1.76±0.09b 1.64±0.08b
 Weight (kg) 78.0±16.8 79.5±15.6c 70.8±20.7b
 BMI (kg/m2) 25.8±5.8 26±5c 26±7b
 Years since SCI 14.7±10.5 14.6±10.2 15±12.3
Level of injury    
 Paraplegia 38 (49%) 33 (52%) 5 (36%)
 Tetraplegia 39 (51%) 30 (48%) 9 (64%)
Completeness of injury d
 Complete 28 (37%) 23 (37%) 5 (36%)
 Incomplete 48 (63%) 39 (62%) 9 (64%)
  1. Abbreviation: BMI, body mass index.
  2. aMean±s.d.
  3. bMissing one value.
  4. cMissing two values.
  5. dCompleteness unknown for one male participant.