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Table 1 Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics by gender in urban and rural settings for an adult (≥ 18 years old) population of Burkina Faso (n = 4822) (WHS 2003).

From: Heavy burden of non-communicable diseases at early age and gender disparities in an adult population of Burkina Faso: world health survey

Socioeconomic variables (%) Urban Rural
  Women Men Women Men
Age n = 1031 n = 898 n = 1519 n = 1374
18-24 30.6 23.4 26.7 20.7
25-34 29.7 28.8 30.5 28.6
35-44 19.3 23.3 18.7 19.6
45-54 10.3 13.7 11.3 11.8
55-64 5.7 5.8 7.3 8.9
65 and older 4.4 5.0 5.5 10.5
Marital status n = 1031 n = 897 n = 1518 n = 1374
Widowed 11.0 1.1 8.4 2.2
Separated/divorced 13.6 31.3 2.8 15.5
Single 2.6 1.9 1.4 1.8
Married 72.8 65.7 87.4 80.5
Education n = 1031 n = 898 n = 1519 n = 1374
No formal education 59.3 46.0 95.3 87.8
Some formal education 40.7 54.0 4.7 12.2
Occupation n = 1031 n = 898 n = 1519 n = 1374
Unemployed 11.7 11.9 6.8 11.0
Homemaker 41.7 0.3 60.4 1.2
Agriculture or Fishery 7.4 18.0 23.8 77.5
Manual worker 28.1 45.8 8.3 8.1
Non-manual worker 11.1 23.9 0.7 2.2
Annual household income n = 1021 n = 887 n = 1507 n = 1357
< PL/2 11.2 11.3 38.0 33.9
≥ PL/2-< PL 26.9 25.1 36.1 33.2
≥ PL-< 2 × PL 35.3 33.8 20.4 23.1
≥ 2 × PL 26.6 29.8 5.4 9.9
  1. PL corresponds to the poverty line for Burkina Faso in 2003, which was 82,672 Franc CFA/year [17] (< PL/2): poorest, with annual income less than one-half of the poverty line; (≥ PL/2, < PL): below the poverty line but above the poorest; (≥ PL < 2 × PL): above, but less than double, the poverty line; (≥ 2 × PL): more than double the poverty line.
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