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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of the study sample*

From: Metabolic syndrome in a Taiwanese metropolitan adult population

  Men Women
Age (years) 58.56 (57.84–59.27) 55.24 (54.65–55.84)
Education (%)   
   <9 28.87 (26.24–31.50) 44.24 (41.44–47.04)
   9–12 47.42 (44.53–50.31) 42.50 (39.71–45.29)
   >12 23.71 (21.24–26.18) 13.26 (11.35-15.17)
Marital status (%)   
   Married 88.20 (86.33–90.07) 76.71 (74.32–79.10)
   Not currently married 11.80 (9.93–13.67) 23.29 (20.90–25.68)
Household income, NT$/month   
   40000 47.92 (45.01–50.83) 47.81 (44.94–50.68)
   40000–100000 40.30 (37.44–43.16) 42.50 (39.66–45.34)
   100001 11.78 (9.90–13.66) 9.68 (7.98–11.38)
Smoking (%)   
   Never 48.25 (45.36–51.14) 95.29 (94.10–96.48)
   Past 22.86 (20.43–25.29) 1.24 (0.62–1.86)
   Current 28.88 (26.26–31.50) 3.47 (2.44–4.50)
Drinking (%)   
   Never 54.10 (51.21–56.99) 88.52 (86.72–90.32)
   Past 9.42 (7.73–11.11) 1.16 (0.56–1.76)
   Current 36.47 (33.68–39.26) 10.32 (8.61–12.03)
  1. * Data are given as percentage (95% confidence interval).