Table 1

Demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the study subjects

Variables (number of responses)

Number(n = 327)

Percentage


1. Age group

< 30 years

70

21.4

30–45

215

65.8

> 45 years

42

12.8

2. Gender

Male

246

75.2

Female

81

24.8

3. Marital status

Unmarried

55

16.8

Married/civil partner

270

82.6

Divorced/separated

2

0.6

4. Education (n = 325)

None/primary

18

5.5

Secondary/higher secondary education

154

47.3

University

153

47.1

5. Caste/ethnicity

Brahmin/chhetri

161

49.2

Gurung/tamang/sherpa

68

20.6

Rai/limbu

31

9.5

Newar

35

10.7

Magar

21

6.4

Other

11

3.4

6. Place of residence in UK

England

276

84.4

Scotland

36

11.0

Wales

15

4.6

7. Total family income (£) (per annum) (n = 279)

< 5035

52

18.6

5035–33,300

191

68.5

> 33,300

36

12.9

8. Duration of stay in UK

< 1 year

40

12.2

(1–5) years

126

38.5

(6–10) years

89

27.2

> 10 years

72

22.0

9. Immigration status (n = 317)

Resident, ILR/UK citizen

146

46.0

Work permit/fresh talent/highly skilled migrant/student/dependent/business

154

48.6

Refugee/asylum seeker/over stay

17

5.4

10. Consumption of alcohol (n = 322)

Yes

196

60.9

No

126

39.1

11. Tobacco (n = 324)

Yes

45

13.9

No

279

86.1

12. Health Status (n = 326)

Poor

75

23.0

Good

251

77.0

13. No Exercise (n = 326)

Yes

187

57.4

No

139

42.6


Adhikary et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2008 8:6   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-8-6

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