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Table 1 Description of study participants in the anaemia survey

From: Population based haematology reference ranges for old people in rural South-West Uganda

  Males
(N = 605)
Females
(N = 844)
Age (years)
 50–59 257 (43 %) 344 (40.8 %)
 60–69 155 (26 %) 291 (34.5 %)
 70–79 138 (23 %) 149 (17.7 %)
 80+ 55 (9 %) 60 (7.1 %)
Marital statusa
 Married 427 (70.7 %) 276 (32.7 %)
 Divorced/separated 115 (19.0 %) 218 (25.9 %)
 Widowed 53 (8.8 %) 346 (41.0 %)
 Single (never married) 9 (1.5 %) 3 (0.4 %)
Education level
 None/incomplete primary 125 (20.7 %) 281 (33.3 %)
 Primary 372 (61.5 %) 500 (59.2 %)
 Secondary 90 (14.9 %) 45 (5.3 %)
 Above secondary 18 (3.0 %) 18 (2.1 %)
SES score tertileb
 Low 186 (36.7 %) 253 (33.8 %)
 Middle 175 (34.5 %) 294 (39.3 %)
 High 146 (28.8 %) 201 (26.9 %)
Smoking
 Current smoker 188 (31.1 %) 36 (4.3 %)
 Past smoker 153 (25.3 %) 31 (3.7 %)
 Never smoked 264 (43.6 %) 777 (92.0 %)
Chewing tobaccoc
 Current user 112 (18.5 %) 184 (21.8 %)
 Past regular user 6 (1.0 %) 12 (1.4 %)
 Never regular user/never used 487 (80.5 %) 647 (76.7 %)
Alcohol consumption
 Current drinker 373 (61.7 %) 315 (37.3 %)
 No drinking in past year 100 (16.5 %) 221 (26.2 %)
 Never drinker 132 (21.8 %) 308 (36.5 %)
BMI (kg/m2)d
 Underweight (<18.5) 182 (30.4 %) 133 (16.1 %)
 Normal (18.5–24.9) 379 (63.3 %) 515 (62.2 %)
 Overweight (25.0–29.9) 37 (6.2 %) 134 (16.2 %)
 Obese (≥30) 1 (0.2 %) 46 (5.6 %)
Blood pressure group
 Normal 170 (28.1 %) 222 (26.3 %)
 Pre-hypertension 214 (35.4 %) 299 (35.4 %)
 Stage I hypertension 152 (25.1 %) 191 (22.6 %)
 Stage II hypertension 69 (11.4 %) 132 (15.6 %)
HIV serostatuse
 Negative 554 (92.0 %) 793 (94.5 %)
 Positive 48 (8.0 %) 46 (5.5 %)
  1. aMissing marital status for 1 male and 1 female
  2. bSES score computed from asset index based on household ownership of items within the study setting missing data for 98 males and 96 females
  3. cMissing data on chewing tobacco for 1 female
  4. dMissing data on BMI for 6 males and 16 females
  5. eMissing data on HIV for 3 males and 5 females