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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics, accompanied by comparison between BMI groups, RAC-OST-POL study, May 2010

From: Assessment of mineral intake in the diets of Polish postmenopausal women in relation to their BMI—the RAC-OST-POL study

Group Calculated value Age (years) Weight (kg) Height (cm) BMI (kg/m2)
Total N = 405 Mean 66.5 74.3 155.9 30.6
SD 7.9 13.6 5.8 5.4
Median 65.3 73.0 156.0 30.0
Minimum 55.0 44.0 136.0 19.7
Maximum 92.2 120.0 171.0 47.4
BMIϵ <18.5; 25.0 kg/m2, N = 61 Mean 63.5 57.1 157.0 23.1
SD 6.7 5.6 6.5 1.5
Median 61.8†a 58.0a 157.0 23.5†a
Minimum 55.2 44.0 141.0 19.7
Maximum 79.5 68.0 171.0 25.0
BMIϵ <25.0; 30.0 kg/m2, N = 140 Mean 66.3 67.4 156.4 27.5
SD 8.2 5.9 5.4 1.4
Median 64.5†ab 67.0b 156.0 27.3†b
Minimum 55.0 52.0 141.0 25.1
Maximum 92.2 83.0 170.0 30.0
BMIϵ <30.0; 35.0 kg/m2, N = 118 Mean 67.3 78.5 155.5 32.4
SD 7.8 7.0 6.1 1.4
Median 67.8†b 78.0c 156.0 32.4†c
Minimum 55.1 63.0 136.0 30.0
Maximum 84.1 95.0 171.0 34.9
BMI ≥ 35.0 kg/m2, N = 86 Mean 67.7 92.2 155.0 38.4
SD 7.7 9.9 5.3 2.9
Median 67.3†b 92.0d 155.0 37.6†d
Minimum 55.1 71.0 139.0 35.0
Maximum 89.0 120.0 166.0 47.4
p e p e 0.0057 0.0000 0.1299 0.0000
  1. Variable was not normally distributed (verified by the Shapiro-Wilk test; p < 0.05)
  2. a, b, c, dMean/median values within the column with unlike superscript letters were significantly different (p < 0.05)
  3. eDifferences assessed by the ANOVA/Kruskal-Wallis ANOVA