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Table 2 Demographic, socio-economic characteristics and nutritional status of the study population

From: Food sources, energy and nutrient intakes of adults: 2013 Philippines National Nutrition Survey

  19–49 years 50 years and above
n % n %
Total, n 12,896 7853
Age (mean ± SE) 34.4 ± 0.08 62.6 ± 0.1
Gender
 Male 6935 53.8 3539 45.1
 Female 5961 46.2 4314 54.9
Area of residence
 Urban 6907 53.6 4464 56.8
 Rural 5989 46.4 3389 43.2
Wealth quintiles
 Poorest 2557 20.3 1542 20.1
 Poor 2653 21.1 1638 21.4
 Middle 2594 20.6 1552 20.3
 Rich 2454 19.5 1453 19.0
 Richest 2308 18.4 1468 19.2
Marital status
 Single 4331 33.6 431 5.5
 Married 6728 52.2 5149 65.6
 Live-in 1351 10.5 327 4.2
 Widow 177 1.4 1776 22.6
 Separated / divorced 304 2.4 167 2.1
Educational attainment
 No grade completed 196 1.5 369 4.7
 Elementary level 3023 23.6 3986 51.0
 High school level 5324 41.5 2062 26.4
 College level 3386 26.4 1168 14.9
 Vocational level 887 6.9 226 2.9
 Others 17 0.1 6 0.1
Body mass index (kg/m2)
  ≤ 18.5 (chronic energy deficiency) 1288 10.4 1149 15.5
 18.5 to 24.99 (normal) 7652 61.8 4137 56.0
  ≥ 25.0 (overweight / obese) 3432 27.7 2105 28.5