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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population by survey year: National Survey of Risk Factors (ENFR) 2005, 2009, and 2013, Argentina

From: Educational inequalities, urbanicity and levels of non-communicable diseases risk factors: evaluating trends in Argentina (2005–2013)

  ENFR2005 ENFR2009 ENFR2013
(n = 41,392) (n = 34,732) (n = 32,365)
Sample size per province, median 1670 1271 1051
Individual-level characteristics
 Female, % 52.5 53.3 52.6
 Age, mean (SD) 43.3 (17.9) 43.6 (18.0) 44.3 (17.9)
Education, %
 No formal education 1.8 1.6 1.3
 Primary incomplete 11.1 9.2 8.6
 Primary complete 26.2 22.7 21.6
 Secondary incomplete 16.8 17.3 16.7
 Secondary complete 20.1 22.4 24.5
 Tertiary/University incomplete 11.9 12.2 11.7
 Tertiary/University complete 12.1 14.6 15.6
Outcomes, %
 Hypertension 31.2 34.8 34.3
 Diabetes 8.5 9.6 9.8
 Obesity 15.8 18.5 21.5
 Current smoking 29.7 27.1 25.1
Province-level characteristic
 Households living in urban areas, mean (SD) 84.8 (7.8) 87.4 (7.3) 88.1 (6.9)
  1. Twenty-four geographical/administrative units (twenty-three provinces and the City of Buenos Aires) represented in each survey