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Table 1 Characteristics of all conscripts during basic military training in Bangkok, Thailand (n = 212)

From: Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus skin infections among military conscripts undergoing basic training in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2014

Demographic data Total (%)
Age (mean ± SD) 21.2 (±1.0)
 20 19 (8.9)
 21 156 (73.2)
 22 21 (9.9)
 23 10 (4.7)
 ≥24 7 (3.3)
Education
 Bachelor’s 8 (4)
 High vocational certificate 14 (7)
 Vocational certificate 22 (10.9)
 High school 106 (52.7)
 Secondary school 51 (25.4)
Subunit
 1 54 (25.4)
 2 51 (23.9)
 3 55 (25.8)
 4 53 (24.9)
Weight (kg) (mean ± SD) 64.3 ± 11.4
Height (cm) (mean ± SD) 170.2 ± 6.0
BMI (kg/m​2) (mean ± SD) 22.2 ± 3.6
 Underweight <18.5 27 (12.7)
 Normal range (18.5–22.9) 119 (55.9)
 At risk of obesity (23–24.9) 29 (13.6)
 Obese I (25–29.9) 29 (13.6)
 Obese II (≥30) 9 (4.2)
Symptoms
 Abscess 41 (19.2)
 Number of abscess lesions (mean ± SD) 2.2 ± 2
 Multiple erythematous papules 86 (39.0)