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Table 1 Sample size, socioeconomic and family composition variables of the Brazilian geographical macro-regions

From: Dietary availability patterns of the brazilian macro-regions

  Brazil North Northeast Southeast South Midwest
Number of PSUs* 3,974 554 1,512 707 506 695
Number of households 48,315 6,868 18,591 8,620 6,080 8,156
PSUs in rural areas 582 114 243 92 49 84
PSUs in urban areas 3,392 440 1,269 615 457 611
Income minimum wage** - %       
1 - 2 3.3 1.4 7.5 0.6 0.4 0.4
3 - 5 38.6 43.0 55.5 20.1 15.6 34.0
> 5 58.3 55.6 37.0 79.3 84.0 65.6
Education of the head of the family (%)       
Illiterate 3.4 3.6 5.4 1.5 1.2 2.1
Elementary 53.4 53.0 47.5 58.2 61.9 56.2
High school 18.1 21.5 16.0 17.7 19.5 19.3
Undergraduate and graduate 5.0 3.5 3.6 7.7 5.9 5.7
Children per PSUs (%) 17.9 21.7 18.1 15.6 15.8 17.5
Adolescents per PSUs (%) 21.1 23.1 22.4 19.0 18.5 19.7
Elderly per PSUs (%) 5.7 3.9 6.1 6.4 6.4 5.0
  1. * Primary sampling unit
  2. **US$ 74.00 (Seventy-four dollars per month)