Table 1

Characteristics of study participants by study period
2002–03 2004–05 2006–07 2008–09
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
n % n % n % n % n % n % n % n %
Gender 932 44.1 1181 55.9 579 42.3 790 57.7 716 41.7 1003 58.3 518 44.8 637 55.2
Age Group (Year)
20-29 326 35.0 467 39.5 186 32.2 235 29.7 231 32.3 315 31.4 187 36.2 229 35.9
30-39 221 23.7 192 16.3 138 23.8 214 27.1 178 24.9 279 27.8 123 23.7 172 27.1
40-49 244 26.2 317 26.8 99 17.1 160 20.3 179 25.0 233 23.2 113 21.8 132 20.7
50-59 98 10.5 150 12.7 83 14.3 139 17.6 97 13.5 138 13.8 67 12.9 81 12.7
60-69 43 4.6 55 4.7 73 12.6 42 5.3 31 4.3 38 3.8 28 5.4 23 3.6
BMI Status
Normal (<25 kg/m2) 251 26.9 269 22.8 132 22.8 139 17.6 206 28.8 177 17.6 126 24.4 139 21.8
Overweight (25- <30 kg/m2) 386 41.4 347 29.4 231 39.9 257 32.5 264 36.8 304 30.3 212 40.9 218 34.2
Obese (≥30 kg/m2) 295 31.7 565 47.8 216 37.3 394 49.9 246 34.4 522 52.1 180 34.7 280 44.0
Serum Cholesterol
Normal (<5.18 mmol/L) 627 67.3 849 71.9 290 50.1 417 52.8 332 46.4 513 51.1 354 70.8 413 68.8
Moderate hypercholesterolemia§ 212 22.7 223 18.9 194 33.5 245 31.0 260 36.3 336 33.5 121 24.2 147 24.5
High hypercholesterolemia 93 10.0 109 9.2 95 16.4 128 16.2 124 17.3 154 15.4 25 5.0 40 6.7
Education Level
Up to grade VIII 247 26.5 373 31.6 156 26.9 277 35.1 158 22.1 306 30.5 116 22.4 201 31.6
High school/Diploma 423 45.4 458 38.8 264 45.6 312 39.5 314 43.8 408 40.7 225 43.4 272 42.7
≥ Undergraduate 262 28.1 350 29.6 159 27.5 201 25.4 244 34.1 289 28.8 177 34.2 164 25.7
Exercise
No 566 60.7 843 71.4 380 65.6 588 74.4 397 55.4 756 75.4 300 57.9 515 80.8
Yes 366 39.3 338 28.6 199 34.4 202 25.6 319 44.6 247 24.6 218 42.1 122 19.2
Smoking Status
No 741 79.5 1116 94.5 474 81.9 781 98.9 496 69.3 989 98.6 356 68.7 631 99.1
Yes 191 20.5 65 5.5 105 18.1 09 1.1 220 30.7 14 1.4 162 31.3 06 0.9

§Serum cholesterol ≥5.18 but ≤ 6.22 mmol/L. Serum cholesterol >6.22 mmol/L.

Ahmed et al.

Ahmed et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:103   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-103

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