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Table 1 General characteristics of participants across the tertiles of FQS

From: The association of food quality index with mental health in women: a cross-sectional study

Variable FQS tertiles P valuea
Total
(N = 457)
T1
≤72
(n = 167)
T2
72 < to 84
(n = 160)
T3
≥84
(n = 130)
Age(year) 31.40 ± 7.47a 29.53 ± 6.99 31.98 ± 7.63 33.09 ± 7.39 <0.001
BMI (kg/m2) 23.92 ± 3.94 23.6 ± 4.31 23.66 ± 3.83 24.61 ± 3.50 0.060
Weight(kg) 62.96 ± 10.50 62.58 ± 11.53 62.34 ± 10.30 64.21 ± 9.26 0.270
Physical activity (Met.h/d) 39.85 ± 6.60 39.06 ± 7.35 40.06 ± 5.48 40.61 ± 6.76 0.117
Sleeping time(hrs) 7.81 ± 1.53 7.94 ± 1.52 7.73 ± 1.53 7.73 ± 1.52 0.376
Out time(hrs) 6.25 ± 3.73 6.57 ± 3.67 6.05 ± 3.76 6.10 ± 3.79 0.393
Socioeconomic status (n (%))
 Low 142 (31) 50 (35) 53 (37) 39 (28) 0.897
 Medium 178 (39) 69 (39) 63 (35) 46 (26)
 High 137 (30) 48 (35) 44 (32) 45 (33)
 Overweight or obesity (n (%)) 157 (34) 51(32) 54 (34) 52 (34) 0.230
Marital status (n (%))
 Single 187 (40) 73 (39) 65 (35) 49 (26) 0.576
 Married 270 (60) 94 (35) 95 (35) 81 (30)
Education status (n (%))
 ≤Diploma 148 (33) 48 (32) 59 (40) 41 (28) 0.283
 >Diploma 309 (67) 119 (38) 101 (33) 89 (29)
Head of household education (n (%))
 ≤Diploma 234 (51) 82 (35) 84 (36) 68 (29) 0.792
 >Diploma 223 (49) 85 (38) 76 (34) 62 (28)
Supplement use (n (%))
 Yes 169 (37) 61 (36) 62 (37) 46 (27) 0.830
 No 288 (63) 106 (37) 98 (34) 84 (29)
Drug use (n (%))
 Yes 36 (8) 16 (44) 9 (25) 11 (31) 0.397
 No 421 (92) 151 (36) 151 (36) 119 (28)
Family history of chronic disease (n (%))
 Yes 245 (54) 97 (40) 84 (34) 64 (26) 0.297
 No 212 (46) 70 (33) 76 (36) 66 (31)
Body size satisfaction (n (%))
 Yes 317 (69) 109 (34) 114 (36) 94 (30) 0.347
 No 140 (31) 58 (41) 46 (33) 36 (26)
Depression (n (%)) 159 (34.8) 73 (45.9) 54 (34) 32 (20.1) 0.003
Anxiety (n (%)) 185 (40.5) 90 (48.6) 58 (31.4) 37 (20.0) <0.001
Stress (n (%)) 192 (42) 92 (47.9) 58 (30.2) 42 (21.9) <0.001
  1. Values are reported mean ± SD, unless indicated
  2. FQS Food Quality Score, BMI Body Mass Index, WC Waist Circumference
  3. aUsing one-way ANOVA for continuous variables and Chi square test for categorical variables