Table 3

Characteristics by categories of MeDi adherence
Simplified MeDi† score category
N Low (1–4) High (5–8) p
Place of residence 0.002
Urban 1266 27.3 72.7
Rural 948 33.3 66.7
Gender 0.13
Women 1208 28.6 71.4
Men 1006 31.5 68.5
Age group 0.80
< 35 years 843 30.4 69.6
35 – 49 years 718 29.5 70.5
≥ 50 years 651 29.8 70.2
Marital status 0.007
Single/divorced/widowed 691 34.0 66.0
Married 1502 28.4 71.6
Education 0.35
Illiterate 984 31.0 69.0
< 6 years 642 27.7 72.3
≥ 6 years 578 30.4 69.6
Average family income (MAD) 0.72
< 2000 MAD 1101 28.5 71.5
2000 - 4999 541 28.8 71.2
≥ 5000 188 31.4 68.6
Occupation 0.18
Active/student 999 31.1 68.9
Retired/unemployed/Housewife 1178 28.5 71.5
Housing 0.002
Luxurious or modern 300 33.7 66.3
New medina 340 26.5 73.5
Old medina 423 23.6 76.4
Poor housing or slums 1151 32.2 67.8
Tobacco consumption 0.07
Current smoker 290 66.2 33.8
Ex-smoker 185 65.4 34.6
Never smoker 1632 71.3 28.7
Physical activity(≥ 30  min/day) 0.34
Yes 1252 31.0 69.0
No 780 29.0 71.0
Class BMI (Kg/m2) 0.07
< 25 1241 30.1 69.9
25 – 29.9 663 27.1 72.9
≥ 30 300 34.3 65.7

Sample of the adult Moroccan population, 2008. † Mediterranean Diet.

El Rhazi et al.

El Rhazi et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:345   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-345

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