Table 1: Demographic characteristics of young women in the Australian longitudinal study on women’s health (ALSWH) ( ) at baseline (2003) and followup (2009).

CharacteristicBaselineFollow-up
Total sample
( = 4,287)
Valid TEI
( = 1,356)
Total sample
( = 4,287)
Valid TEI
( = 1,356)

Anthropometry
Obesity (%)15.711.620.616.7
Overweight (%);22.519.625.023.6
BMI; mean ± SD
Weight (kg); mean ± SD
Diet quality index scores
ARFS n/an/a
Aus-DQI n/an/a
FAVI n/an/a
Demographics
Age (years); mean ± SD
Total energy intake (kJ); mean ± SD n/an/a
Physical activity in METs (nil/low/moderate/high); (%)8.9/35.3/22.8/33.08.9/9.7/20.4/31.1n/an/a
Smoking status (never/ex-smoker/current); proportion (%)58.7/18.3/23.060.1/16.5/33.4n/an/a
Residence (urban/rural/remote); proportion (%)57.3/39.0/3.755.3/41.0/3.7n/an/a
Highest education (nil/school certificate/trade/university degree); proportion (%)1.5/31.0/3.3/64.31.0/29.9/3.1/66.0n/an/a

TEI: total energy intake, ARFS: Australian recommended food score, FAVI: fruit and vegetables index, and Aus-DQI: Australian diet quality index.