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Table 2 Expenditure during Ramadan according to characteristics of the study group

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

   Expenditure   
Characteristics Increased Not increased Total p*
Family interested in rationalizing consumption Yes 116(79.5%) 30(20.5%) 146(100%) 0.595
  No 20(80.0%) 5(20.0%) 25(100%)  
Family knowledgeable about rationalizing consumption Yes 77(74.8%) 26(25.2%) 103(100%) 0.047
  No 56(86.2%) 9(13.8%) 65(100.0%)  
  < 3000 8(100.0%) -- 8(100%)  
Monthly income in SAR 3000- < 6000 33(75.0%) 11(25.0%) 44(100%)  
  6000- < 1000 38(82.6%) 8(17.4%) 46(100%) 0.391
  10000+ 56(77.8%) 16(22.2%) 72(100%)  
Education level of the father < university 83(80.6%) 20(19.4%) 103(100%) 0.595
  University 53(77.9%) 15(22.1%) 68(100%)  
Education level of the mother < university 88(79.3%) 23(20.7%) 111(100%) 0.561
  University 47(79.7%) 12(20.3%) 59(100%)  
Total 135(79.4%) 35(20.6%) 170(100%)