|Table 1: Participants’ characteristics by gender, Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study, 1987–2002 ()*.|
| * applies for all data except for percent body fat and for waist circumference in men, and for percent body fat, for waist circumference in women; does not include those in the underweight category. This data is shown for illustration but was not included in any of the analyses.|
†Difference is significant (i.e., Ho: Satisfaction = 0) at .
‡Difference in weight satisfaction between the genders is significant at .
are means and standard deviations (SD); differences between the genders are significant at for all variables.
metabolic equivalent tasks achieved during treadmill test.
⨀Goal weight is that weight reported by the subject to be his/her ideal as of the first examination from 1987 to 2002.
**Weight Satisfaction = the Measured weight minus (−) the goal weight in kg.
††BMI = body mass index, a measure of relative weight is described by this formula: weight (kg)/height (m)2.
‡‡Goal weight expressed in BMI units (kg/m2).
satisfaction expressed in BMI units (kg/m2).
categorical variables reported as number with characteristic and percent of total (%); differences between genders significant at for all variables.
⨀ ⨀Defined as the history of hypertension or resting systolic/diastolic blood pressure ≥140/90 mmHg.
***Defined as any personal history of myocardial infarction or stroke; cancer, or diabetes including insulin use, or fasting blood glucose ≥7.0 mmol/L (126 mg/dL).
†††Defined as the history of hypercholesterolemia or fasting total cholesterol level ≥6.2 mmol/L (240 mg/dL).
‡‡‡Activity, from leisure-time physical activity questionnaire, inactive defined as no regular leisure-time activity; moderate defined as some participation in regular leisure-time activity, or walking, jogging, or running up to 10 miles per week; active defined as walking, jogging, or running more than 10 miles per week.
use defined as Never = never smoked cigarettes; Former = previously smoked cigarettes; Current = currently smoked cigarettes based on self-reported smoking habit questionnaire.
more to maintain weight is coded as No = generally eating less or just what he/she wants to maintain weight; Yes = generally having to eat more than what he/she wants to maintain weight.
⨀ ⨀⨀Diet frequency is coded as Less = subject reports never, rarely, or only sometimes dieting; More = subject reports often or always dieting.