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Table 1 Demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the study subjects (n = 2293)

From: Prevalence of obesity in a rural Asian Indian (Bangladeshi) population and its determinants

Variables Number  
Age Total Participants 2293 41.8 (41.2, 42.4)
Male 842 44.3 (43.3, 45.2)
Female 1451 40.4 (39.7, 41.1)
Age group (year), % 20-30 548 23.9
31-40 702 30.6
41-50 562 24.5
≥51 481 21.0
Education, % Illiterate 1037 45.2
Primary (0-5 class) 419 18.3
Secondary (6-10 class) 627 27.3
College (>10 class) & above 210 9.2
Occupation, % Farmer 443 19.3
Business 199 8.7
Skill labour 112 4.8
Manual labour 194 8.5
Housewives 1345 58.7
Socioeconomic status, % Low income (<6000 BDT) 953 41.6
Middle income (6000-11000 BDT) 967 42.2
High income (>11000 BDT) 373 16.3
Smoking habit, % Cigarette smoking 365 15.9
Physical activity, % Active 1946 84.9
Inactive 347 15.1
Calorie consumption Total calorie intake (kcal/day) 2293 1600 (1587-1613)
Carbohydrate (>55 %) 2077 90.6
Protein (≥15 %) 754 32.9
Fat (>30 %) 196 8.5
  1. Data expressed as % or mean ± 95 % CI. CI, confidence interval