Table 2

Expenditure during Ramadan according to characteristics of the study group

Expenditure


Characteristics

Increased

Not increased

Total

p*


Family interested in rationalizing consumption

Yes

116(79.5%)

30(20.5%)

146(100%)

0.595


No

20(80.0%)

5(20.0%)

25(100%)


Family knowledgeable about rationalizing consumption

Yes

77(74.8%)

26(25.2%)

103(100%)

0.047


No

56(86.2%)

9(13.8%)

65(100.0%)


< 3000

8(100.0%)

--

8(100%)


Monthly income in SAR

3000- < 6000

33(75.0%)

11(25.0%)

44(100%)


6000- < 1000

38(82.6%)

8(17.4%)

46(100%)

0.391


10000+

56(77.8%)

16(22.2%)

72(100%)


Education level of the father

< university

83(80.6%)

20(19.4%)

103(100%)

0.595


University

53(77.9%)

15(22.1%)

68(100%)


Education level of the mother

< university

88(79.3%)

23(20.7%)

111(100%)

0.561


University

47(79.7%)

12(20.3%)

59(100%)


Total

135(79.4%)

35(20.6%)

170(100%)


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

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