Table 1

Weighted Descriptive Statistics

Males (N = 7,586)

Females (N = 8,856)


Variable

Definition

Mean/Proportion

Standard Deviation

Mean/Proportion

Standard Deviation


BMI

weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters

28.31

5.13

27.33

6.25


Overweight/Obese

1 = BMI > 25.0

.75

.57


0 = BMI ≤25.0


Age

Age in years

43.69

10.92

44.19

10.90


Married/Cohabitating

1 = married or cohabitating

.71

.69


0 = not married or cohabitating


Number of Kids < Age 6

number

.28

.63

.28

.61


Number of Kids Age 6-17

number

.58

.94

.65

.98


Education

Years of formal schooling

13.66

2.67

13.73

2.51


Occupation with METs > 3.3

1 = working in building/grounds maintenance, farming, fishing, forestry, construction, or extraction,

.10

---


0 = otherwise


Employed

1 = currently employed

.83

.70


0 = not currently employed


Poor Health

1 = respondent says health is currently fair or poor

.15

.15


0 = otherwise


Primary Meal Preparera

1 = primary meal preparer in the household

.39

.83


0 = otherwise


Primary Grocery Shoppera

1 = primary grocery shopper in the household

.52

.90


0 = otherwise


Weekend

1 = time diary comes from a weekend day

.29

.29


0 = time diary comes from a weekday


Summer

1 = time diary comes from a summer month

.25

.25


0 = otherwise


Blackb

1 = Black, non-Hispanic

.11

.13


0 = otherwise


Hispanicb

1 = Hispanic

.13

.12


0 = otherwise


Otherb

1 = race/ethnicity something other than Black non-Hispanic, Hispanic, or White non-Hispanic

.05

.06


0 = otherwise


ATUS07

1 = respondent in the 2007 ATUS

.50

.50


0 = respondent in the 2006 ATUS


Grocery Price Index

ACCRA state-level grocery price index: 2006

103.21

10.51

102.99

10.60


Hourly Opportunity Cost of Time

$/hour

20.57

7.74

16.84

5.27


Ln(Non-Wage Income)

Ln($ per year from all nonwage sources in the household)

7.42

0.57

7.38

0.56


aNote that the fraction of women and men who identify themselves as the primary meal preparer (grocery shopper) will sum to more than 100 percent because approximately 30 percent of men and women in the sample are single non-cohabitating individuals.

bThe omitted category in this sequence of dummy variables are those respondents who are White and Non-Hispanic.

Zick et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011 8:84   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-84

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