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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population, by migration status of Iranians living in Iran† and Iranians living in Sweden‡, aged 60-80 years

From: Dietary differences between elderly Iranians living in Sweden and Iran a cross-sectional comparative study

  Migration status
Characteristics Iranians in Iran
(n = 52)
Iranians in Sweden
(n = 121)
Sex (%)   
Women 40.4 66.1
Men 59.6 33.9
Age Group, years (%)   
60-64 57.7 28.1
65-69 32.7 28.1
70-74 7.7 26.5
75-80 1.9 17.4
Mean age (SD) years 64.4 (4.0) 68.6 (5.9)*
Education (%)   
> 9 years 50.0 47.1
≤ 9 years 50.0 52.9
Marital status (%)   
Married 86.5 48.8
Widowed 13.5 51.2
BMI (kg/m²) Mean (SD) 27.8 (4.3) 27.9 (4.7)
Overweight (%)   
(25 ≤ BMI < 30) 38.5 47.1
Obesity (%)   
(BMI≥30) 25.0 28.9
  1. SD - Standard deviation; BMI - body mass index, * significantly different p< 0.05, †TLGS. Tehran Lipid and Glucose study 2005. ‡Study of elderly Iranians living in Stockholm 2004-2