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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of the study participants (n = 1733)

From: Clinical and biochemical characterization of high risk and not high risk for cardiovascular disease adults in a population from peripheral region of Bangladesh

Variablesa High risk (n = 1170) Not high risk (n = 563) P value*
Gender    
  Male 463 (39.6) 372 (66.1) <0.001
  Female 707 (60.4) 191 (33.9)  
Age (years) (M ± SD) 50.27 ± 10.83 50.46 ± 10.86 0.777
  31- 45b 459 (39.2) 212 (37.7) 0.737
  46- 60 485 (41.5) 244 (43.3)  
  61 year& above 226 (19.3) 107 (19.0)  
Religion    
  Islam 796 (68.0) 377 (67.0) 0.386
  Hindu 358 (30.6) 180 (32.0)  
  Christian 16 (1.4) 6 (1.1)  
Family size    
  Small (less than 4 persons) 564 (48.2) 274 (48.7) 0.275
  Medium (5 – 8 persons) 541 (46.2) 273 (48.5)  
  Large (>9) 65 (5.6) 16 (2.8)  
Type of family    
  Nuclear family 982 (83.9) 475 (84.4) 0.815
  Joint family 188 (16.1) 88 (15.6)  
Marital status    
  Never married/Divorced/ Separated/ Widowed 129 (11.5) 66 (11.7) 0.887
  Married 1037 (88.6) 497 (88.3)  
Education    
  Illiterate/ Signature/Gonoshikha 512 (43.8) 249 (44.2) 0.729
  Primary level 336 (28.7) 163 (29.0)  
  Secondary level and above 322 (27.5) 151 (26.8)  
Gross National Income (per capita, US$)    
  Low income (≤905) 345 (29.5) 150 (26.6) 0.175
  Lower-middle income (906–3595) 818 (69.9) 410 (72.8)  
  Upper-middle income (3596–11115) 7 (0.6) 3 (0.5)  
Employment status    
  Unemployed/ sacked from the present job/ Retired 78 (6.7) 25 (4.4) 0.001
  Office work/ Business/ Skilled labour 104 (8.9) 85 (15.1)  
  House maker/farmer 846 (72.3) 306 (54.4)  
  Rickshaw puller/day labour/ Others 142 (12.1) 147 (26.1)  
  1. SD, standard deviation; yrs, years
  2. *For continuous variables p-values were obtained by doing independent samples t-test and for categorical variable from chi-squared test
  3. aValues expressed as numbers and percentages in parentheses or mean ± SD, as appropriate; bage group applies as to baseline cohort in 2008