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Table 1 Demographic, socioeconomic characteristics, body mass index and health-related behaviours of the sample by nations

From: Association of smoking, physical activity, and dietary habits with socioeconomic variables: a cross-sectional study in adults on both sides of the Hungarian-Romanian border

Variables Hungarians
(N = 1099)
Romanians
(N = 852)
P-value*
  n % n %  
Age-groups (yrs)      0.866
   18-34 316 28.8 239 28.1  
   35-54 383 34.8 293 34.4  
   55 and over 400 36.4 320 37.6  
Gender      0.652
   Females 575 52.3 437 51.3  
   Males 524 47.7 415 48.7  
Educational level      < 0.001
   High 197 17.9 147 17.3  
   Medium 550 50.0 310 36.4  
   Low 352 32.0 395 46.4  
Self-perceived financial conditions      < 0.001
   Good 184 16.7 282 33.1  
   Acceptable 634 57.7 432 50.7  
   Poor 281 25.6 138 16.2  
BMI      0.006
   ≥ 30.0 kg/m2 242 22.0 141 16.5  
   = 25.0-29.9 kg/m2 396 36.0 356 41.8  
   = 18.5-24.9 kg/m2 429 39.0 336 39.4  
   < 18.5 kg/m2 32 2.9 19 2.2  
Smoking status      0.144
   Non-smokers 734 66.8 542 63.6  
   Current smokers 365 33.2 310 36.4  
Fruit consumption      < 0.001
   Daily 638 58.1 347 40.7  
   Occasionally or never 461 41.9 505 59.3  
Vegetable consumption      < 0.001
   Daily 471 42.9 282 33.1  
   Occasionally or never 628 57.1 570 66.9  
Fat used for cooking      0.619
   Vegetable oil 769 30.0 605 29.0  
   Animal fat 330 70.0 247 71.0  
Leisure time physical activity      < 0.001
   Active 747 68.0 228 26.8  
   Inactive 352 32.0 624 73.2  
  1. *Results of Pearson's chi-square test, BMI: body mass index
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