Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of the population.

FASTERS

CONTROLS

N (%)

n (%)

p


Sex

Males

31 (52%)

24 (40%)

NSa

Females

29 (48%)

36 (60%)

Age (years)c

42 ± 12

38 ± 9

NSb

Tobacco use

Smokers

4 (7%)

33 (55%)

<0.001a

Non-smokers

56 (93%)

27 (45%)

Educational level

Higher

26 (43%)

14 (23%)

NSa

Secondary

24 (40%)

34 (57%)

Minimum school level / No education

10 (17%)

12 (20%)


a. Chi-square test (χ2) – Fisher exact test. b. ANOVA analysis. c. Values are means ± SD.

Sarri et al. BMC Public Health 2003 3:16   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-3-16

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