Journal of Obesity / 2019 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Quality of Life in Yoga Experienced and Yoga Naïve Asian Indian Adults with Obesity

Table 1

Baseline characteristic profile of participants: yoga experienced and yoga naïve group.

Characteristics of participantsYoga groupYoga naïve group

Number (n)298298
Age (years): mean±SD44.0 ± 9.843.8 ± 10.0
20 to 30 years, n (%)35 (11.7)34 (11.4)
31 to 50 years, n (%)175 (58.7)175 (58.7)
51 to 59 years, n (%)88 (29.5)89 (29.9)

Age range (years)20–5920–59
BMI (kg/m2): mean ± SD32.1 ± 4.532.3 ± 4.5
25.0 to 32.4 kg/m2: n (%)178 (59.7)163 (54.7)
≥32.5 kg/m2: n (%)120 (40.3)135 (45.3)

Gender
Male : female144 : 154144 : 154
Percentage values48.3 : 51.748.3 : 51.7

Years of education: n (%)
<10 years50 (16.8)78 (26.2)
10–12 years43 (14.4)41 (13.8)
>12 years205 (68.8)179 (60.0)

Marital status: n (%)
Married264 (88.6)262 (87.9)
Unmarried29 (9.7)23 (7.7)
Widow/widower3 (1)8 (2.7)

Occupation information: n (%)
Business87 (29.2)82 (27.5)
Agriculture7 (2.3)19 (6.4)
Household81 (27.2)71 (23.8)
Professionals52 (17.4)40 (13.4)
Secretarial/clerical/officers43 (14.4)47 (15.8)
Self-employed14 (4.7)21 (7)
Skilled labour1 (0.3)2 (0.7)
Not mentioned13 (4.4)16 (5.4)

Socioeconomic information: n (%)
Low income43 (14.4)52 (17.4)
Pre-middle income98 (32.9)103 (34.6)
Middle income91 (30.5)83 (27.9)
High income52 (17.4)48 (16.1)
Not mentioned14 (4.7)12 (4.0)

Dietary information: n (%)
Vegetarian211 (70.8)187 (62.8)
Nonvegetarian87 (29.2)111 (37.2)

Consumption of addictive substances (alcohol and/or tobacco): n (%)
Yes26 (8.7)39 (13.1)
No253 (84.9)248 (83.2)
Not mentioned19 (6.4)11 (3.7)

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