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Table 1 Participants’ Demographic Characteristics

From: Public knowledge of dehydration and fluid intake practices: variation by participants’ characteristics

Demographics Statistics n = 393
Age (mean ± SD) 32.32 ± 8.78
Gender n (%)
 Female 209(53.18)
 Male 184(46.82)
BMI (mean ± SD) 20.08 ± 4.96
Education Level (highest) n(%)
 Primary & Secondary 16(4.07)
 Diploma 122(31.04)
 University 255(64.89)
Monthly Income (Saudi Riyals) n(%)
  < 3000 118(30.03)
  ≥ 3000–4900 52(13.23)
 5000–8999 93(23.66)
  ≥ 9000- 14,999 79(20.10)
  ≥ 15,000 51(12.98)
Occupation n(%)
 Professionals 123(31.3)
 Clerical Support/ Sales Workers 88(22.4)
 Housewife 60(15.3)
 Managers 44(11.2)
 Students 36(9.2)
 Armed forces 23(5.9)
 Technicians 18(4.6)
Nationality n(%)
 Saudi 273(69.6)
 Non- Saudi 120(30.5)
Reported Chronic Health Conditions n(%)
 High blood pressure 54(13.74)
 Diabetes mellitus 26(6.62)
 Kidney stones 16(4.07)
 Heart disease 5(1.27)