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Table 1 General characteristics of the participants

From: Turkish version of the Yale Food Addiction Scale: preliminary results of factorial structure, reliability, and construct validity

Variable n (%)Male (n = 439)Female (n = 594)Total (n = 1033)
Age (years)19–25207 (47.2)313 (52.7)520 (50.3)
25–35106 (24.1)101 (17.0)207 (20.0)
35–4547 (10.7)85 (14.3)132 (12.8)
45–5553 (12.1)74 (12.5)127 (12.4)
55–6526 (5.9)21 (3.5)47 (4.5)
EducationNo schooling to primary school12 (2.7)68 (11.4)80 (7.8)
Secondary school16 (3.6)21 (3.5)37 (3.6)
High school237 (54.0)360 (60.6)597 (57.8)
University/postgraduate174 (39.7)145 (24.4)319 (30.8)
OccupationNo work, staying at home– (0.0)132 (22.2)132 (12.8)
Student153 (34.9)279 (47.0)432 (41.8)
Laborer/officer158 (36.0)103 (17.3)261 (25.3)
Self-employment47 (10.7)19 (3.2)66 (6.4)
Retired38 (8.7)12 (2.0)50 (4.8)
Other43 (9.7)49 (8.3)92 (8.9)
Smoking statusNon-smoker318 (72.4)501 (84.3)819 (79.3)
Smoker121 (27.6)93 (15.7)214 (20.7)
Alcohol consumption statusNon-consumer308 (70.2)500 (84.2)808 (78.2)
Regular consumers131 (29.8)94 (15.8)225 (21.8)
Physical activityNon-exercisers306 (69.7)455 (76.6)761 (73.7)
Regular exercisers133 (30.3)139 (23.4)272 (26.3)
BMI (kg/m2)Underweight24 (5.5)73 (12.3)97 (9.4)
Normal183 (41.7)308 (51.9)491 (47.5)
Overweight174 (39.6)119 (20.0)293 (28.4)
Obese58 (13.2)94 (15.8)152 (14.7)