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Table 1 Sociodemographic and anthropometric characteristics for women and men living in Sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria (n=355). Data are median (IQR) or percent

From: Insufficient physical activity level among Sahrawi adults living in a protracted refugee setting

Characteristic Women (n=180) Men (n=175) P value
Age (years) 40.0 (23) 38.0 (32) 0.59
Height (cm) 157.0 (8.4) 168.5 (10.0) <0.01
Weight (kg) 66.7 (19.5) 60.7 (18.8) <0.01
BMI (kg.m−2) 26.9 (7.3) 21.6 (6.1) <0.01
BMI categories
 - < 18.5 kg.m−2 (%) 2.2 18.9  
 - 18.5 to 24.9 kg.m−2 (%) 33.3 56.0  
 - 25.0 to 29.9 kg.m−2 (%) 31.7 20.0  
 - ≥ 30 kg.m−2 (%) 32.8 5.1 <0.01
Waist circumference (cm) 91.0 (18.6) 79.7 (20.3) <0.01
 - Women: ≥ 80 cm, Men: ≥ 94 cm (%) 75.0 20.6  
Education level (%)
 - None 32.2 27.4  
 - Up to 6th grade 27.2 18.9  
 - 7th to 9th grade 25.0 28.6  
 - 10th to 12th grade 12.2 19.4  
 - Higher education 3.3 5.7 0.09
Married (%) 59.4 55.4 0.44
Paid work (%) 13.3 54.3 <0.01
Number of children 3.0 (4) 1.0 (5) 0.01
People living in household 6.0 (4) 7.0 (4) 0.03
Born in camp or lived there since the beginning in 1975/76 (%) 92.8 80.0 0.001
  1. Abbreviations: IQR Interquartile range; CI Confidence interval; BMI Body mass index