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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study population (N = 4822)

From: High prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in adults living in Greece: the EMENO National Health Examination Survey

  N (%) % weighteda
Gender
 Male 2065 (42.8) 48.5
 Female 2757 (7.2) 51.5
Age group (years)
 18–29 454 (9.4) 17.7
 30–39 646 (13.4) 18.3
 40–49 847 (17.6) 17.7
 50–59 931 (19.3) 15.6
 60–69 926 (19.2) 12.7
 70+ 1018 (21.1) 17.9
Residence Area
 Attica 1123 (23.3) 35.7
 Crete 292 (6.1) 5.6
 Thessalonica 489 (10.1) 10.1
 Thrace 289 (6.0) 3.4
 Thessaly 357 (7.4) 6.7
 Peloponnese 526 (10.9) 9.7
 Epirus 259 (5.4) 3.2
 Ionian islands 248 (5.1) 1.9
 Central Greece 377 (7.8) 7.0
 Macedonia 536 (11.1) 11.9
 Aegean Islands 326 (6.8) 4.7
Degree of urbanization
 Urban 2487 (51.6) 63.8
 Suburban 889 (18.4) 16.1
 Rural 1446 (30.0) 20.2
Country of Birth
 Greece/Cyprus 4305 (89.3) 87.1
 Balkans 221 (4.6) 5.9
 East Europe/ Former Soviet Union 68 (1.4) 1.8
 West Europe/Australia/America 88 (1.8) 1.8
 Africa 32 (0.7) 0.8
 Asia 35 (0.7) 1.0
 Unknown 73 (1.5) 1.5
Family status
 Married/ Cohabitation 3226 (66.9) 60.8
 Single 1535 (31.8) 37.9
 Unknown 61 (1.3) 1.3
Having kids
 No 996 (20.7) 30.7
 Yes 3741 (77.6) 67.4
 Unknown 85 (1.3) 1.9
Education
 Primary 1774 (36.8) 28.7
 Secondary/post-secondary 2055 (42.6) 46.2
 Higher education 916 (19.0) 23.5
 Unknown 77 (1.6) 1.6
Household monthly Income
 Up to 900€ 1995 (41.4) 40.1
 900€-1.700€ 1326 (27.5) 28.5
 More than 1.700€ 497 (10.3) 11.7
 Unknown 1004 (20.8) 19.7
Employment status
 Employed 1702 (35.3) 38.7
 Unemployed 651 (13.5) 15.3
 Retired/Household 2111 (43.8) 35.3
 Other/Unknown 358 (7.4) 10.8
  1. aSampling weights with post-stratification adjustment, multiplied with the weights estimated by the inverse probability weighting method to adjust for not participating in the exams