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Table 1 Behavioral risk factors (BRFs) by socioeconomic-demographic characteristics among adult population (18–69 years) in India, 2007

From: Association of behavioral risk factors with self-reported and symptom or measured chronic diseases among adult population (18–69 years) in India: evidence from SAGE study

Socioeconomic-demographic characteristics Physical inactivity Inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables# Alcohol consumption^ Any tobacco use Surveyed sample (N)
Place of residence
 Urban 23.7 93.0 13.9 35.3 2481
 Rural 20.6 95.5 18.4 47.1 7358
Household’s religion
 Hindu 21.1 94.8 18.6 42.8 8243
 Others+ 24.0 94.4 8.9 47.0 1596
Household’s caste group
 Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) 18.8 96.5 25.9 50.5 2490
 Other than SC/ST++ 22.5 94.2 14.1 41.1 7349
Religious services
 Never or once or twice/year/month 21.3 94.8 17.2 42.9 9279
 Once or twice/week/daily 25.1 93.3 13.4 51.9 560
Member’s sex
Male 23.1 92.8 31.5 65.5 3585
Female 19.9 96.8 1.5 19.9 6254
Age group
 18–29 23.3 95.1 8.6 25.1 1611
 30–44 17.1 95.1 21.8 46.2 2403
45–59 22.8 93.5 18.5 54.0 3598
60–69 34.9 95.3 15.3 56.5 2227
Educational attainment+++
 No education 19.4 97.9 15.2 46.6 4223
 <primary & primary 20.3 96.4 19.5 47.6 2558
 Secondary 21.6 93.0 18.4 41.8 1296
 High school & above 25.6 90.1 15.9 36.2 1762
Body mass Index (BMI)
 Underweight 21.5 96.5 18.2 51.1 3212
 Normal weight 20.9 94.0 17.2 41.8 5027
 Overweight 23.9 92.0 15.4 31.3 1064
 Obese 26.1 96.5 8.1 30.2 362
Wealth Quintile
 Poorest 19.7 98.3 19.1 56.0 1607
 Poor 17.2 96.2 18.9 47.5 1854
 Middle 18.6 95.3 17.3 47.4 1925
 Rich 23.1 93.3 13.7 38.5 2260
 Richest 29.3 90.5 15.9 27.5 2193
Total 21.6 94.7 17.0 43.4 9839
  1. # The inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables includes < 5 serving of fruits and vegetables/ day
  2. + Other religion includes Islam, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Christian and other religion
  3. ++ Other than SC/ST includes Other Backward Caste (OBC) and other caste
  4. +++ Educational attainments present the highest level of education completed by members
  5. ^ Alcohol consumption included ever or current drinkers that drink contain alcohol such as such as beer, wine, spirits, etc.
  6. Note: Percentage distributions presented in the table are weighted analysis, and presented surveyed sample (N) are un-weighted