Table 1

Characteristics of the families included in the study (n = 173)

Characteristics of the families

No.

%


Number of family members:


Less than 6 members

19

11.0


6+ members

145

83.8


Missing

9

5.2


Mean ± SD

7.5 ± 2.9


Range

2-19 members


Number of males in the families:


Mean ± SD

2.9 ± 1.3


Range

1-8 males


Number of females in the families:


Mean ± SD

3.7 ± 1.7


Range

1-10 females


Education level of the father:


Less than university

103

59.5


University qualification

68

39.3


Missing

2

1.2


Education level of the mother:


Less than university

111

64.2


University qualification

59

34.1


Missing

3

1.7


Monthly income (in SAR)


< 3000

8

4.6


3000- < 6000

44

25.4


6000 - < 10000

46

26.6


10000+

72

41.6


Missing

3

1.7


Place of residence


North of Jeddah

90

52.0


South of Jeddah

38

22.0


West of Jeddah

7

4.0


East of Jeddah

26

15.0


Missing

12

6.9


Type of housing:


Villa

70

40.5


Apartment

90

52.0


Public house

13

7.5


Ownership of the housing:


Owned

118

68.2


Rented

52

30.1


Missing

3

1.7


Bakhotmah Nutrition Journal 2011 10:84   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-84

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