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Research Article

Examining the Relationship between Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Body Weight Status: Empirical Evidence from a Population-Based Survey of Adults in Taiwan

Table 2

Definitions of study variables and summary statistics of participants.

VariableDefinitionMaleFemale
MeanSDMeanSD

CRFFitness index score reflecting cardiorespiratory fitness 57.5911.4756.5213.65
BMIBody Mass Index (kg/m2)24.263.8522.303.61
UnderweightIf they are underweight (BMI < 18.5), then =10.050.210.110.31
Normal weightIf they are of normal weight (18.5 ≤ BMI < 24), then =10.450.500.640.48
OverweightIf they are overweight (24 ≤ BMI < 27), then =10.290.450.160.36
ObesityIf they are obese (27 ≤ BMI), then =10.210.410.100.30
PrimaryIf they finished primary education or less (=1)0.020.150.030.18
JuniorIf they finished junior high school (=1)0.040.200.050.22
SeniorIf they finished senior high school (=1)0.170.370.170.38
CollegeIf they have college degree (=1)0.670.470.690.46
GraduateIf they have graduate school diploma (=1)0.100.300.050.23
Age_1820If age is between 18 and 20 (=1)0.280.450.260.44
Age_2130If age is between 21 and 30 (=1)0.230.420.230.42
Age_3140If age is between 31 and 40 (=1)0.200.400.220.42
Age_4150If age is between 41 and 50 (=1)0.160.370.180.38
Age_5160If age is between 51 and 60 (=1)0.130.380.100.39
Income 1If their monthly income is ≤NT$20,000 (=1)0.440.500.500.50
Income 2If their monthly income is NT$20,001~NT$40,000 (=1)0.270.440.350.48
Income 3If their monthly income is NT$40,001~NT$60,000 (=1)0.190.390.120.33
Income 4If their monthly income is >NT$60,000 (=1)0.100.300.030.18
Job 1If they work for educational job (=1)0.040.200.070.26
Job 2If they work for financial sector (=1)0.020.130.020.14
Job 3If they work for agricultural sector (=1)0.010.120.010.08
Job 4If they work for service sector (=1)0.100.300.150.36
Job 5If they are students (=1)0.310.460.270.44
Job 6If they work for high technology sector (=1)0.040.190.020.15
Job 7If they work for government sector (=1)0.170.380.100.30
Job 8If they work for media press (=1)0.000.050.000.04
Job 9If they work for business sector (=1)0.030.180.030.17
Job 10If they work for medical or health sector (=1)0.030.170.080.27
Job 11If they work for construction sector (=1)0.090.280.040.19
Job 12If they work for other sectors (=1)0.160.370.210.41
CityIf they live in metropolitan area (=1)0.290.450.290.45
NorthIf they live in Northern Taiwan (=1)0.330.470.340.47
CenterIf they live in Central Taiwan (=1)0.180.380.180.38
SouthIf they live in Southern Taiwan (=1)0.390.490.400.49
EastIf they live in Eastern Taiwan (=1)0.110.310.090.28

Sample31,743 36,432

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