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Table 1 Participants’ clinical and demographic characteristics

From: Validation of the Italian version of the Laval questionnaire: health-related quality of life in subjects with obesity

  Men (n = 74) Women (n = 199)
Age (years) 46.2 ± 14.2 46 ± 13.5
BMI (kg/m2) 40.4 ± 8.3 34.8 ± 6.2
Obesity-related diseases (%) Type 2 Diabetes 14.9 12.6
Thyroid diseases 6.8 35.2
Gastrointestinal diseases 23 19.6
Cardiovascular diseases 16.2 5.0
Hypertension 45.9 36.2
Osteaorticular diseases 25.7 22.1
Respiratory diseases 21.6 16.6
Psychiatric diseases 14.9 12.1
Dyslipidemia 16.2 12.6
Insulin resistance 10.8 15.1
Level of education (%) Primary school 2.7 5
Middle school 20.3 25.3
High school 60.8 55.1
University degree 16.2 14.6
Occupation (%) Housewife 1.4 32,7
Employee 21.9 29.6
Freelance worker 17.6 10.1
Factory worker 14.9 8.5
Retiree 12.2 9.5
Unemployed 6.8 5.5
Student 5.4 4
  1. BMI Body mass index