Table 2

Socio-economic characteristics of the subjects

All

Male

Female

n

%1

n

%1

n

%1


Physiological factors


Sex

1019

Male

432

50.3

Female

587

49.7

Age (years)

1019

15 y.

225

22.5

91

21.3

134

23.8

16 y.

211

19.8

101

22.1

110

17.5

17 y.

204

20.1

84

18.8

120

21.4

18 y.

242

22.8

90

21.4

152

24.1

19 y.

137

14.8

66

16.4

71

13.2

Environment


Region

1019

District of Tunis

228

35.1

100

35.9

128

34.2

Middle Eastern

376

39.5

161

38.6

215

40.4

Middle Western

415

25.4

171

25.5

244

25.4

Milieu

1019

Urban

566

67.4

246

67.6

320

67.2

Rural

453

32.6

186

32.4

267

32.8

Socio-economic factors


Economic level of the household

972

Upper tercile

248

33.6

182

36.2

231

33.2

Intermediate tercile

311

31.6

115

27.8

196

35.5

Lower tercile

413

34.8

119

35.9

129

31.2

Profession of head of household

1004

Upper/intermediate

271

28.7

120

31.1

151

26.3

Employee/worker

590

56.0

340

52.5

350

59.5

Not working/Retired

143

15.3

65

16.4

78

14.2

Education of head of household

1007

Secondary/University

317

37.1

133

36.3

184

38.0

Primary school or none

190

62.9

292

63.7

398

62.0

Mother working outside the home

1015

Yes

131

14.9

56

13.7

75

16.2

No

884

85.1

375

83.6

509

83.8

Education of mother

1005

Secondary/University

168

21.9

74

22.6

94

21.2

Primary school or none

837

78.1

350

77.4

487

78.8

Currently attending school

1015

Yes

683

70.8

295

70.2

388

71.4

No

332

29.2

136

29.8

196

28.6


1- Weighted percentages.

Aounallah-Skhiri et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:38   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-38

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