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Table 1 Socioeconomic characteristics of the health workers

From: The ten-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease among public health workers in North-Central Nigeria using Framingham and atherogenic index of plasma risk scores

Socioeconomic characteristics Frequency (N = 301) %
Age (years)
 21 – 30 54 17.9
 31 – 40 115 38.3
 41 – 50 100 33.2
 51 – 60 32 10.6
 Mean (± SD) 39.30 (± 8.30)  
 Range 22 – 58  
Sex
 Male 141 46.8
 Female 160 53.2
Cadre
 Doctor 41 13.6
 Nurse 205 68.1
 Pharmacist 9 3.0
 CHEW/CHO 30 10.0
 Laboratory Scientist/tech 16 5.3
Health Facility
 PHC 27 9.0
 Secondary 73 24.2
 Tertiary 201 66.8
Level of education
 Diploma 129 42.9
 Bachelors 129 42.9
 Postgraduate 43 14.2
Income (₦)
  ≤ 100,000 80 26.6
 101,000—200,000 128 42.5
 201,000—300,000 60 19.9
  > 300,000 33 11.0
 Median 152,000.00
 Interquartile range 100,000.00 – 250,000.00
  1. The age of the respondents ranged between 21–58 years with a mean age of 39.3 years while the modal age group was 31–40 years. More than half, 160 (53.2%) of the respondents were females
  2. About two-thirds of the participants, 205(68.1%) were nurses and 201 (66.8%) work at the tertiary institution. Majority of the participants have either diploma or bachelors’ degree (42.9% respectively). The median income in Naira per month was 152,000 with an interquartile range of 100, 000–250,000