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Table 2 Comparison of characteristics of workers between industries adherent and non-adherent to the Brazilian WFP

From: Participation in a food assistance program and excessive weight gain: an evaluation of the Brazilian Worker’s Food Program in male and female manufacturing workers

Variable Male workers p Female workers p
WFP non-WFP WFP non-WFP
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(95% CI)
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(95% CI)
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(95% CI)
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(95% CI)
Age, years (mean) 38.7 (36.5; 41.0) 34,1 (32.2; 36.1) 0.06 39.9 (38.0; 41.8) 41.9 (40.0; 43.8) 0.68
Married (%) 69.3 (59.5; 77.6) 61,1 (51.3; 70.0) 0.007 59.6 (48.4; 69.8) 55.2 (45.3; 64.7) 0.97
Children (%) 71.8 (62.2; 79.7) 58.4 (49.2; 67.2) 0.36 72.0 (60.0; 81.5) 78.9 (69.6; 85.9) 0,76
Educationa (%) 65.8 (56.4; 74.1) 55.0 (46.0; 63.7) 0.37 73.7 (60.8; 83.5) 52.1 (40.4; 63.6) < 0.001
Incomeb (%) 64,1 (54.5; 72.7) 64.9 (54.0; 74.5) 0.91 30.1 (21.3; 40.7) 17.5 (11.0; 26.7) 0.10
In-house formation (%) 31.3 (22.9; 41.2) 17.8 (11.4; 26.8) 0.85 17.4 (10.4; 27.6) 10.9 (5.7; 19.8) 0.41
Physical exercisec (%) 67.0 (57.7; 75.1) 44.7 (36.2; 53.4) 0.39 93.6 (88.5; 96.5) 88.8 (81.0; 93.7) 0.81
  1. Mixed effects multilevel logistic regression stratified by company size (fixed factors: WFP; random factors: activity sector, company nested within sector and worker nested within company). aHigh school or higher education; bMonthly income above one minimum wage (954 BRL or about 170 USD); cAbove 700 METS.min/week