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Table 1 Socio-demographic information on participants in study of cardiovascular disease risk factors, Cochabamba, Bolivia, 2015–2016

From: Prevalence and determinants of cardiovascular disease risk factors using the WHO STEPS approach in Cochabamba, Bolivia

Socio-demographic variables Female (N = 6143 - 57,39%) Male (N = 4561 - 42,61%) Both Genders (N = 10,704)
n % n % n %
Age group
 18–29 2759 44.91 1843 40.41 4602 42.99
 30–44 1597 26.00 1102 24.16 2699 25.21
 45–59 864 14.06 758 16.62 1622 15.15
  ≥ 60 923 15.03 858 18.81 1781 16.65
Residence
 Andean 575 9.36 462 10.13 1037 9.69
 Southern cone 375 6.10 268 5.88 643 6.01
 Central Valley 2232 36.33 1824 39.99 4056 37.89
 Tropics 922 15.01 720 15.79 1642 15.34
 High Valley 2039 33.19 1287 28.22 3326 31.07
Education
 No formal schooling 646 10.52 265 5.81 911 8.51
 Primary school 2691 43.81 1811 39.71 4502 42.06
 Secondary school 2119 34.49 1849 40.54 3968 37.07
 Higher education 687 11.18 636 13.94 1323 12.36
Ethnicity
 Indigenous 4080 66.42 2806 61.52 6886 64.33
 Mestizo 2015 32.80 1694 37.14 3709 34.65
 Other 48 0.78 61 1.34 109 1.02
Marital Status
 Never married 1782 29.01 1581 34.66 3363 31.42
 Currently married or cohabitating 3794 61.76 2652 58.15 6446 60.22
 Widowed or separated 567 9.23 328 7.19 895 8.36
Occupation/labour market position/status
 Student 964 15.81 743 16.45 1707 16.08
 Self-employed 1621 26.59 2742 60.7 4363 41.11
 Employed 557 9.14 708 15.67 1265 11.92
 Housewife or homemaker 2776 45.53 34 0.75 2810 26.47
 Retired 81 1.33 182 4.03 263 2.48
 Unemployed 98 1.61 108 2.39 206 1.94