Table 1

Sample size, socioeconomic and family composition variables of the Brazilian geographical macro-regions

Brazil

North

Northeast

Southeast

South

Midwest


Number of PSUs*

3,974

554

1,512

707

506

695

Number of households

48,315

6,868

18,591

8,620

6,080

8,156

PSUs in rural areas

582

114

243

92

49

84

PSUs in urban areas

3,392

440

1,269

615

457

611

Income minimum wage** - %

1 - 2

3.3

1.4

7.5

0.6

0.4

0.4

3 - 5

38.6

43.0

55.5

20.1

15.6

34.0

> 5

58.3

55.6

37.0

79.3

84.0

65.6

Education of the head of the family (%)

Illiterate

3.4

3.6

5.4

1.5

1.2

2.1

Elementary

53.4

53.0

47.5

58.2

61.9

56.2

High school

18.1

21.5

16.0

17.7

19.5

19.3

Undergraduate and graduate

5.0

3.5

3.6

7.7

5.9

5.7

Children per PSUs (%)

17.9

21.7

18.1

15.6

15.8

17.5

Adolescents per PSUs (%)

21.1

23.1

22.4

19.0

18.5

19.7

Elderly per PSUs (%)

5.7

3.9

6.1

6.4

6.4

5.0


* Primary sampling unit

**US$ 74.00 (Seventy-four dollars per month)

Nascimento et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:79   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-79

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