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Table 1 Characteristics of participants (N = 724)

From: Change in eating habits and physical activities before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong: a cross‐sectional study via random telephone survey

Characteristics  
Sex
 Male 222 (30.7)
 Female 502 (69.3)
Age, years
 Below 64 398 (55.0)
 64 or above 326 (45.0)
Weight, kg 57.4 (50.0-63.8)
Body mass index, kg/m2 22.2 (20.6–24.1)
 Overweight (BMI > 23 kg/m2) 269 (37.2)
 Not overweight (BMI ≤ 23 kg/m2) 455 (62.9)
Marital status
 Unmarried 162 (22.4)
 Married 562 (77.6)
 Having children aged 2 to 18 164 (22.7)
Occupation
 Full-time or part-time employed 182 (25.1)
 Retired/student/unemployed 542 (74.9)
Income, HKD
 Below 30,000a 568 (78.5)
 30,000 or above 156 (21.5)
Housing condition
 Public/rental housing 413 (57.0)
 Private permanent housing 311 (43.0)
Education
 Secondary school or below 558 (77.1)
 Tertiary education or above 166 (22.9)
Medical history of chronic conditions
 Hypertension 224 (30.9)
 Diabetes 85 (11.7)
 Overweight/Obesity 20 (2.8)
 Hyperlipidemia 16 (2.2)
 Fatty liver 4 (0.6)
 No chronic diseases 450 (62.5)
Self-rated health  
 Poor or fair 332 (45.9)
 Good or very good 392 (54.1)
  1. a HKD30,000≈USD3,870
  2. Statistics are expressed as n (%) and median (25th percentile - 75th percentile) for categorical and continuous variables respectively.