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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the Reykjavik-AGES sample at late-life (age ~ 75y) with historical anthropometric data

From: Childhood overweight and obesity and the risk of depression across the lifespan

  Total population (N = 889)
Age (years) mean (SD) 74.9 (4.5)
Female n, % 482 54.2
Education n, %
 Primary/secondary 613 68.9
 College 155 17.5
 University 121 13.6
Smoking status n, %
 Former 424 47.7
 Current 124 13.9
 Never 341 38.4
 Alcohol intake (g/week), median [IQR] 3.2 [0–16]
Physical activity n, %
 Never/rarely 523 58.9
 Occasionally/moderate 218 24.5
 High 148 16.6
 BMI late life (age ~ 75) (kg/m2), mean (SD) 27.5 (4.6)
BMI categories late-life n, %1
 Normal 278 31.6
 Overweight 363 41.3
 Obese 238 27.1
 GDS score (age ~ 75), median [IQR] 2.1 [1–3]
 GDS score ≥ 5 n, % 33 11.2
 Lifetime MDD n, %   4.4
 BMI age 8 (kg/m2), mean (SD) 15.9 (1.2)
BMI categories age 81 n, %
 Normal/Underweight 641 96.5
 Overweight/obese 23 3.5
 BMI age 13 (kg/m2), mean (SD) 18.3 (2.1)
BMI categories age 131 n, %
 Normal/Underweight 685 95.3
 Overweight/obese 26 3.7
  1. BMI Body Mass Index, GDS Geriatric depression scale, MDD Major depressive disorder, SD standard deviation, IQR Interquartile range.
  2. 1Based on cut-offs from Cole et al., (2000)