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Table 2 Description of the independent variables in a cohort of young Swedish men. Height and BMI are continuous variables, whereas intellectual capacity and coping are interval variables but treated as continuous variables in this analysis.

From: Coping and back problems: analysis of multiple data sources on an entire cross-sectional cohort of Swedish military recruits

Variable Numbers tested Range of Values Mean; SD Skewness Kurtosis
Height 48,502 128–208 179.7;6.7 0.0 3.2
BMI 48,502 14.3–54.6 22.5;3.4 1.5 (0.9)* 7.4 (4.5)*
Intellectual Capacity 46,097 1–9 5.0;2.0 0.0 2.4
Coping 40,094 1–9 4.8;1.8 -0.1 2.2
  1. * after log transformation