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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the study population

From: Anthropometric differences among natives of Abuja living in urban and rural communities: correlations with other cardiovascular risk factors

Variable Rural men n = 173 n (%) Urban men n = 163 n (%) P-value Rural women n = 159 n (%) Urban women n = 172 n (%) P-value
Age in years       
  18–20 8 (4.6%) 2 (1.2)   6 (3.8) 2 (1.2)  
  21–30 40 (23.1) 24 (14.7)   39 (24.5) 23 (13.4)  
  31–40 45 (26.0) 50 (30.7)   53 (33.3) 60 (34.9)  
  41–50 21 (12.1) 31 (19.0)   20 (12.6) 48 (27.9)  
  51–60 34 (19.7) 37 (22.7)   17 (10.7) 29 (16.9)  
  61–70 22 (12.7) 16 (9.8)   12 (7.5) 10 (5.8)  
  71–80 3 (1.7) 3 (1.8)   12 (7.5) 3 (0)  
Marital Status    0.024    <0.001
  Married 143 (82.7) 131 (80.4)   142 (89.3) 120 (69.8)  
  Single 28 (16.2) 21 (12.9)   8 (5.0) 22 (12.8)  
  Divorced/widowed 2 (1.2) 11 (6.7)   9 (5.7) 30 (17.4)  
Parity       <0.001
  Nulliparous -- --   76 (47.8) 34 (19.8)  
  1–3 -- --   37 (23.3) 35 (20.4)  
  4–7 -- --   44 (27.6) 89 (51.7)  
  8–10 -- --   2 (1.3) 14 (8.1)  
Occupation    <0.001    <0.001
  None 15 (8.7) 16 (9.8)   4 (2.5) 23 (13.4)  
  Student 0 (0) 0 (0)   0 (0) 0 (0)  
  Applicant 0 (0) 3 (1.8)   0 (0) 1 (0.6)  
  Trading 42 (24.3) 66 (40.5)   39 (24.5) 98 (57.0)  
  Farmer 93 (53.8) 38 (23.3)   111 (69.8) 15 (8.7)  
  Civil servant 23 (13.3) 37 (22.7)   5 (3.1) 32 (18.6)  
  Clergy 0 (0) 0 (0)   0 (0) 3 (1.7)  
  Chief 0 (0) 3 (1.8)   0 (0) 0 (0)  
Level of Education    <0.001    <0.001
  None 0 (0) 60 (36.8)   2 (1.3) 76 (44.2)  
  Primary 87 (50.3) 34 (20.8)   90 (56.6) 40 (23.3)  
  Junior Secondary 40 (23.1) 16 (9.8)   37 (23.3) 8 (4.7)  
  Senior Secondary 27 (15.6) 22 (13.5)   26 (16.4) 33 (19.2)  
  OND 15 (8.7) 19 (11.9)   4 (2.5) 12 (7.0)  
  Bachelor 3 (1.7) 8 (4.9)   0 (0) 2 (1.2)  
  Masters 1 (0.6) 4 (2.5)   0 (0) 1 (0.6)  
Tobacco smoking    <0.001    <0.001
  Smokers 48 (27.7) 14 (8.6)   21 (13.2) 2 (1.2)  
  Non-smokers 120 (69.4) 149 (91.4)   136 (85.5) 170 (98.8)  
Alcohol consumption    0.207    <0.001
  Yes 26 (15) 17 (10.4)   31 (19.5) 2 (1.2)  
  No 147 (85.0) 146 (89.6)   128 (80.5) 170 (98.8)  
  1. OND = ordinary national diploma.