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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the population studies

From: Regional variation and determinants of vitamin D status in sunshine-abundant Thailand

Characteristics Men Women Total
  (n= 1,321) (n= 1,320)  
Age (years) 39.6 ± 0.5 41.0 ± 0.4 40.3 ± 0.3
BMI (kg/m2) 22.7 ± 0.2 24.4 ± 0.2* 23.6 ± 0.1
rural 71.5% 70.2% 70.8%
urban 28.5% 29.8% 29.2%
Religion:    
Muslim 2.5% 3.9% 3.2%
non Muslim 97.5% 96.1% 96.8%
Region:    
Bangkok 8.8% 9.4% 9.1%
Central 24.4% 24.9% 24.6%
North 18.3% 18.4% 18.3%
Northeast 34.9% 33.5% 34.2%
South 13.6% 13.8% 13.7%
  1. Values are mean ± SE or percentage
  2. * Significantly different from the men (p < 0.001)