Table 3

Characteristics of subjects who participated in 24 hr dietary recall and pilot testing Long-FFQ*

FFQ

24 hr DR


Women

N = 55

N = 43

Age (years)

50.6 (12.1)

52.3 (14.4)

BMI (kg/m2)

26.3 (4.8)

23.6 (5.0)

Men

(N = 43)

N = 45

Age (years)

51.4 (16.1)

51 (13.6)

BMI (kg/m2)

23.7 (6.0)

21.8 (3.6)

Income (ZW $)**

Very-Low

22 (52.4%)

63 (88.7%)

Low

15 (35.7%)

7 (9.9%)

Middle

5 (11.9%)

1 (1.4%)

No response

56

24

Marital status

Never married

3 (3%)

4 (4.5%)

Married

72 (72.2%)

48 (53.9%)

Widow, divorced or separated

25 (24.2%)

37 (41.6%)

Education

Illiterate

10 (10.1%)

20 (22.5%)

Primary or secondary school

87 (87.8%)

61 (68.6%)

University, college

2 (2%)

5 (5.6%)

Profession

Professionals

1 (1.3%)

4 (5.6%)

Technicians and associated worker

17 (22.1%)

3 (4.2%)

Elementary occupation

22 (28.6%)

40 (56.3%)

Homemaker

37 (48.1%)

3 (4.2%)


* The numbers in each of the categories in this table are different because the number of reponses we received varied

** Exchange rate US $ 1 = 5300 Zimbabwe dollar

Very low < 3 × 105 ZW $/month

Low 3 × 105 to 1 × 106 ZW $/month

Middle 1 × 106to 2.5 × 106 ZW $/month

High >2.5 × 106 ZW $/month

Merchant et al. Nutrition Journal 2005 4:37   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-4-37

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