Table 1

General and anthropometric characteristics of the study subjects

Mean age (yrs)

68.9 (8.80); Range: 50 - 98 yr

Education (% number of subjects )

Primary

24

High

8

Others (non-conventional)1

17

Illiterate

51

% number of economically active2

41

% number living with families

82

% number whose wives had died

48


% number in four BMI groups 3

≥ 30

13.1%

24.9 - 29.9

3.1%

18 - 24.9

73.0%

<18

10.8%


Mean (SD) % BF in four BMI groups

Obese

38.4 (7.21)

Overweight

32.2 (5.18)

Normal Weight

25.6 (5.52)

Underweight

15.1 ( 6.41)


1Non-conventional refers to the particular education system imparted in local Madrassas (the religious education system in Pakistan).2Economically active refers here to an engagement in a job or service for earning purpose.3BMI categories as per WHO (2003)

Alam et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:111   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-111

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