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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study sample from District Eight (n = 250) compared to the total population of the HCMC

From: Household food insecurity, diet, and weight status in a disadvantaged district of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Total study sample (%) Total population of HCMC (%)*
Age   
18-44 45.0 54.0
45-64 45.0 17.0
≥65 10.0 5.0
Gender   
Female 89.0 52.0
Male 11.0 48.0
Ethnicity   
Kinh 95.0 93.0
Others (Chinese, the Tay, Cham, ect.) 5.0 7.0
Education   % (Urban population)
Never went to school 5.2 3.1
Completed primary school (5 years of schooling) 28.0 25.9
Completed secondary school (9 years of schooling) 41.2 46.6
Completed high school (12 years of schooling) 19.6 n/a
Completed college or above (>12 years of schooling) 6.0 15.2
Place of birth   
HCMC 57.2 n/a
Others 42.8  
Settlement time   
≤10 years 26.0 n/a
>10 years 74.0  
  1. * The 2010 Viet Nam Population and Housing Census and 2010 Statistical Yearbook of Ho Chi Minh City.
  2. Data for “Education” were unavailable for HCMC, but available for urban areas.
  3. n/a: not available.