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Table 5 Selected baseline socio-demographic characteristics among the participants of the UAE Heath Future pilot study, by sex. (N = 491)

From: The UAE healthy future study: a pilot for a prospective cohort study of 20,000 United Arab Emirates nationals

  Gender
Male Female
N % N %
Age Group < 25 98 29.5 59 37.1
25–34 104 31.3 55 34.6
35–44 81 24.4 29 18.2
45–54 37 11.1 12 7.5
> 55 12 3.6 4 2.5
Education Illiterate 7 2.2 1 0.7
Primary school 41 13.1 5 3.3
Secondary school 133 42.5 71 46.4
University 105 33.5 68 44.4
Postgraduate 13 4.2 4 2.6
Prefer not to answer 10 3.2 2 1.3
None of the above 4 1.3 2 1.3
Marital status Single 107 34.2 81 52.9
Married 196 62.6 57 37.3
Divorced 10 3.2 12 7.8
Widowed 0 0.0 3 2.0
Employment status Paid or self-employed 163 52.1 62 40.5
Retired 12 3.8 1 0.7
Looking after home or family 41 13.1 23 15.0
Unable sickness or disability 0 0.0 0 0.0
Unemployed 10 3.2 17 11.1
Unpaid or voluntary 3 1.0 0 0.0
Student 22 7.0 22 14.4
Prefer not to answer 33 10.5 16 10.5
None of the above 29 9.3 12 7.8