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Table 1 Characteristics of the families included in the study (n = 173)

From: The puzzle of self-reported weight gain in a month of fasting (Ramadan) among a cohort of Saudi families in Jeddah, Western Saudi Arabia

Characteristics of the families No. %
Number of family members:   
   Less than 6 members 19 11.0
   6+ members 145 83.8
   Missing 9 5.2
   Mean ± SD 7.5 ± 2.9
   Range 2-19 members
Number of males in the families:   
   Mean ± SD 2.9 ± 1.3
   Range 1-8 males
Number of females in the families:   
   Mean ± SD 3.7 ± 1.7
   Range 1-10 females
Education level of the father:   
   Less than university 103 59.5
   University qualification 68 39.3
   Missing 2 1.2
Education level of the mother:   
   Less than university 111 64.2
   University qualification 59 34.1
   Missing 3 1.7
Monthly income (in SAR)   
   < 3000 8 4.6
   3000- < 6000 44 25.4
   6000 - < 10000 46 26.6
   10000+ 72 41.6
   Missing 3 1.7
Place of residence   
   North of Jeddah 90 52.0
   South of Jeddah 38 22.0
   West of Jeddah 7 4.0
   East of Jeddah 26 15.0
   Missing 12 6.9
Type of housing:   
   Villa 70 40.5
   Apartment 90 52.0
   Public house 13 7.5
Ownership of the housing:   
   Owned 118 68.2
   Rented 52 30.1
   Missing 3 1.7