Table 1

Characteristics of participants

Males

Females

n

(%)

n

(%)


Mean (SD) age, years

32 ± 3

31 ± 3

Marital status

Single

304

(33)

334

(32)

Married/living as married

628

(67)

707

(68)

Area of residence*

Major city

744

(80)

803

(77)

Inner regional

125

(13)

154

(15)

Outer regional/remote

63

(7)

82

(8)

History of CVD or diabetes*

79

(9)

40

(4)

Family history of CVD or diabetes

92

(10)

107

(10)

Participant's education

High

380

(41)

511

(49)

Intermediate

331

(36)

259

(25)

Low

221

(24)

271

(26)

Highest of parent's education

High

285

(31)

302

(29)

Intermediate

302

(32)

364

(35)

Low

345

(37)

375

(36)

Educational mobility

Stable high

175

(19)

213

(21)

Stable intermediate

134

(14)

124

(12)

Stable low

121

(13)

141

(14)

Downward

171

(18)

180

(17)

Upward

331

(36)

383

(37)


* missing data: n = 2 for area of residence, n = 89 for history of CVD or diabetes

CVD: cardiovascular disease

Gall et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:55   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-55

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