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Table 2 Socio-economic characteristics of the subjects

From: Nutrition transition among adolescents of a south-Mediterranean country: dietary patterns, association with socio-economic factors, overweight and blood pressure. A cross-sectional study in Tunisia

  All Male Female
  n %1 n %1 n %1
Physiological factors       
Sex 1019      
   Male 432 50.3     
   Female 587 49.7     
Age (years) 1019      
   15 y. 225 22.5 91 21.3 134 23.8
   16 y. 211 19.8 101 22.1 110 17.5
   17 y. 204 20.1 84 18.8 120 21.4
   18 y. 242 22.8 90 21.4 152 24.1
   19 y. 137 14.8 66 16.4 71 13.2
Environment       
Region 1019      
   District of Tunis 228 35.1 100 35.9 128 34.2
   Middle Eastern 376 39.5 161 38.6 215 40.4
   Middle Western 415 25.4 171 25.5 244 25.4
Milieu 1019      
   Urban 566 67.4 246 67.6 320 67.2
   Rural 453 32.6 186 32.4 267 32.8
Socio-economic factors       
Economic level of the household 972      
   Upper tercile 248 33.6 182 36.2 231 33.2
   Intermediate tercile 311 31.6 115 27.8 196 35.5
   Lower tercile 413 34.8 119 35.9 129 31.2
Profession of head of household 1004      
   Upper/intermediate 271 28.7 120 31.1 151 26.3
   Employee/worker 590 56.0 340 52.5 350 59.5
   Not working/Retired 143 15.3 65 16.4 78 14.2
Education of head of household 1007      
   Secondary/University 317 37.1 133 36.3 184 38.0
   Primary school or none 190 62.9 292 63.7 398 62.0
Mother working outside the home 1015      
   Yes 131 14.9 56 13.7 75 16.2
   No 884 85.1 375 83.6 509 83.8
Education of mother 1005      
   Secondary/University 168 21.9 74 22.6 94 21.2
   Primary school or none 837 78.1 350 77.4 487 78.8
Currently attending school 1015      
   Yes 683 70.8 295 70.2 388 71.4
   No 332 29.2 136 29.8 196 28.6
  1. 1- Weighted percentages.