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Table 1 General characteristics of the study population

From: High carbohydrate diet and physical inactivity associated with central obesity among premenopausal housewives in Sri Lanka

Variables Urban (n = 50) Rural (n = 50) Total (n = 100) p value
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD  
Age 32.7 6.5 34.1 8.3 33.5 7.4 0.360
Body weight (kg) 61.3 12.3 60.3 11.9 60.8 12.1 0.668
Body height (cm) 155.4 5.0 153.5 6.8 154.4 6.0 0.116
BMI (kg/m2) 25.3 4.5 25.5 4.6 25.40 4.5 0.808
Waist circumference(cm) 80.1 9.9 76.9 9.2 78.51 9.6 0.113
Monthly income (LKR) 29000 1850 23050 1235 27580 1890 0.067
Food expenditure(LKR) 16600 1040 13800 970 15625 1380 0.078
Energy expenditure from physical activity (MET-min/week) 1496.0 694.3 1664.2 772.0 1580.1 735.3 0.255
Energy intake (kcal) 2060.7 343.3 2021.0 374.3 2040.9 357.9 0.581
% of energy from carbohydrate 70.7 4.1 68.2 4.7 69.44 4.5 0.006
% of energy from fat 18.3 3.6 19.1 4.4 18.68 4.1 0.366
% of energy from protein 10.6 1.3 12.7 3.1 11.63 2.6 0.118
  1. P value <0.05 considered as significant in independent sample t test.