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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants

From: Public knowledge of risk factors and warning signs for cardiovascular disease among young and middle-aged adults in rural Tanzania

Variable n (%) or median (IQR)
Age (Years) [Median (IQR)] 39 (31.0–48.0)
Age group (Years)
 25–34 1072 (35.7)
 35–44 888 (29.6)
 45–54 628 (20.9)
 55–64 412 (13.7)
Sex
 Males 778 (25.9)
 Females 2222 (74.1)
District of residence
 Kilombero 1500 (50.0)
 Ulanga 1500 (50.0)
Marital status
 Never married 383 (12.8)
 Married 2144 (71.5)
 Separated/Divorced/Widowed 473 (15.8)
Education level
 No formal education 297 (9.9)
 Primary education 2411 (80.4)
 Secondary education 255 (8.5)
 College/university education 37 (1.2)
Occupation
 Farmer 2775 (92.5)
 House wife 79 (2.6)
 Employed 27 (0.9)
 Petty business 80 (2.7)
 Othera 39 (1.3)
Current smoking status
 Yes 176 (5.9)
 No 2824 (94.1)
Current alcohol drinking status
 Yes 591 (19.7)
 No 2409 (80.3)
History of Diabetes Mellitus
 Yes 29 (1.0)
 No 2971 (99.0)
Hypertensive
 Yes 880 (29.3)
 No 2120 (70.7)
Body Mass Index [BMI (kg/m2)]
 Normal 1563 (52.1)
 Overweight 855 (28.5)
 Obese 489 (16.3)
 Underweight 93 (3.1)
  1. aOther occupations included: retired (0.3%), student (0.1%), no job (0.5%) and declined to respond (0.4%)