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Table 1 General characteristics and anthropometric measurements of the subjects

From: A case-control study on the dietary taurine intake, nutrient status and life stress of functional constipation patients in Korean male college students

Variables FC patients (n=52) Control (n=52)
Age (years) 23.3 ± 0.3NS 23.4 ± 0.3
Height (cm) 173.8 ± 0.7 174.6 ± 0.8
Weight (kg) 71.7 ± 1.4 72.1 ± 1.4
Body fat percentage (%) 18.9 ± 0.7 19.2 ± 0.7
BMI (kg/m2) 23.7 ± 0.4 23.6 ± 0.4
Type of residence
   Living with family 28(54.9) 33(66.0)
   Preparation of own meals 15(29.4) 16(32.0)
   Dormitory 5(9.8) 0(0)
   Boarding or relatives home 3(5.9) 1(2.0)
Pocket money (1,000 Korean won/month)
   < 200 13(25.5) 6(11.8)
   200 - 400 28(54.9) 36(70.6)
   ≥ 400 10(19.6) 9(17.6)
  1. Values are mean ± SE and number (%); NS: not significant; BMI: body mass index