Table 2

Characteristics of the study population, by migration status of Iranians living in Iran† and Iranians living in Sweden‡, aged 60-80 years

Migration status

Characteristics

Iranians in Iran

(n = 52)

Iranians in Sweden

(n = 121)


Sex (%)

Women

40.4

66.1

Men

59.6

33.9

Age Group, years (%)

60-64

57.7

28.1

65-69

32.7

28.1

70-74

7.7

26.5

75-80

1.9

17.4

Mean age (SD) years

64.4 (4.0)

68.6 (5.9)*

Education (%)

> 9 years

50.0

47.1

≤ 9 years

50.0

52.9

Marital status (%)

Married

86.5

48.8

Widowed

13.5

51.2

BMI (kg/m²) Mean (SD)

27.8 (4.3)

27.9 (4.7)

Overweight (%)

(25 ≤ BMI < 30)

38.5

47.1

Obesity (%)

(BMI≥30)

25.0

28.9


SD - Standard deviation; BMI - body mass index, * significantly different p< 0.05, †TLGS. Tehran Lipid and Glucose study 2005. ‡Study of elderly Iranians living in Stockholm 2004-2

Koochek et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:411   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-411

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