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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants (n = 350)

From: Prevalence of physical inactivity and barriers to physical activity among obese attendants at a community health-care center in Karachi, Pakistan

Continuous Variables Mean S.D
Age 40.73 11.03
BMI 30.58 4.09
Income Mean: 18872 18601.61
  Mode: 10000*  
  Median:13000*  
Categorical variables Frequency Percentage
Gender   
Male 163 46.6
Female 187 53.4
Ethnicity   
Urdu 135 38.6
Other 215 61.4
Marital status   
Single 40 11.4
Married 302 86.3
Widowed 8 2.3
Level of Education   
Uneducated 47 13.4
Below Matric 77 22.0
Matric & Above 226 64.6
Family structure   
Nuclear 158 45.1
Extended 192 54.9
Family history of obesity   
Yes 222 63.4
No 128 36.6
  1. * Mode & Median reported as the data was skewed. The unit of income is Rupees.
  2. As people all over the country are coming to Karachi for better perspectives and opportunity many ethnic groups were found in the study which was merged together.
  3. Nuclear family system was defined as a household consisting of parents and their children; extended family system was defined as a household where multiple generations of a family were living together.