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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of focus group participants at UHM (n = 44)

From: Identifying perceived barriers and enablers of healthy eating in college students in Hawai’i: a qualitative study using focus groups

  Characteristic Total (n[%])
Gender Female 33 (75%)
Male 11 (25%)
  Age (yrs) (mean ± SD) 19.4 ± 1.9
BMI Category BMI (kg/m2) (mean ± SD) 22.7 ± 3.5
Underweight (BMI < 18.5) 6 (14%)
Normal (BMI 18.5–25) 26 (60%)
Overweight (BMI 25–30) 8 (18%)
Obese (BMI 30+) 1 (2%)
No response 3 (7%)
Hispanic Hispanic 8 (18%)
Not Hispanic 36 (82%)
Race Multiraciala 9 (20%)
Asian (Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese) 17 (39%)
White 15 (34%)
Not reported 3 (7%)
Class Standing Freshmen 18 (41%)
Sophomore 6 (14%)
Junior 8 (18%)
Senior 7 (16%)
5th year / grad student 1 (2%)
No Response 4 (9%)
Major Biological Sciencesb 16 (36%)
Health Focusc 6 (14%)
Other 22 (50%)
  1. aMultiracial: Participants who reported as ≥2 races
  2. bBiological sciences: majors pertaining to biology and other related studies (microbiology, marine biology, etc..)
  3. cHealth focus was defined as majors pertaining to nutrition, medicine, and kinesiology