Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the study population at HUNT2

VariablesOffspringMothersFathers
Participants, no152915291529
Age, mean (SD)32.8 (8.6)63.8 (9.4)67.2 (9.5)
Body mass index, mean (SD)25.9 (5.2)28.3 (7.3)27.6 (6.9)
Overweight/obese, % (n)42.3 (799)70.6 (1080)72.2 (1104)
Physically active*, % (n)63.9 (977)43.0 (510)57.7 (716)
Current smoker, % (n)*33.1 (506)26.3 (400)28.5 (434)
Higher education†, % (n)20.7 (316)4.5 (61)6.0 (84)
Symptoms of depression‡, %, (n)10.4 (155)17.0 (225)16.5 (215)
  • *Engagement in moderate (≥3 hours light and/or <1 hour hard activity per week) or high leisure time physical activity (any light and ≥1 hour hard activity per week).

  • †College/University education.

  • ‡Score ≥8 on the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale.