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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study group

From: Lifestyle factors associated with obesity in a cohort of males in the central province of Sri Lanka: a cross-sectional descriptive study

  Number % of participants
Age category (n = 2466)
 < 30 396 16.06
 31–40 816 33.09
 41–50 717 29.08
 51–60 415 16.83
 > 60 122 4.95
Ethnicity (n = 2461)
 Sinhala 2065 83.91
 Tamil 191 7.76
 Moor 201 8.17
 Other 04 0.16
Level of education (n = 2342)
 No education – grade 5 17 0.73
 Grade 6 – grade 11 353 15.07
 Ordinary level passed 1229 52.48
 Advanced level passed 679 28.99
 Graduate/postgraduate 64 2.73
Monthly household income (n = 1830)
 ≤ LKR 6999 31 1.69
 LKR 7000–12,999 151 8.25
 LKR 13,000–24,999 832 45.46
 LKR 25,000–49,999 720 39.34
 ≥ LKR 50,000 96 5.25
Smoking score (n = 2466)
 Non smoker 2112 85.64
 < 10 cigarettes per day 349 14.15
 > 10 cigarettes per day 5 0.20
Alcohol consumption (n = 2464)
 Non alcoholic 1902 77.19
 Alcoholic 554 22.48
Sleeping score (n = 2466)
 ≤ 6 h/day 93 3.77
 7–8 h/day 1939 78.63
 > 8 h/day 394 15.98
Physical activity level (n = 2466)
 Low 465 18.86
 Medium 345 13.99
 High 1590 64.48
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