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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the participants by sex

From: Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among adults without obvious cardiovascular disease in a rural community in Ekiti State, Southwest Nigeria

Variables Male (N = 33) Female (N = 71) Total (N = 104) χ2 p-value
Age group (years)
40–59 7 (21.2) 20 (28.2) 27 (26.0) 0.956 0.62
60–79 21 (63.6) 38 (53.5) 59 (56.7)   
≥80 5 (15.2) 13 (18.3) 18 (17.3)   
Socioeconomic status
Lower class 30 (90.9) 66 (93) 96 (92.3) 2.194 0.33
Middle class 2 (6.1) 5 (7) 7 (6.7)   
Upper Class 1 (3) 0 (0) 1 (1)   
Highest educational level attained
No formal education 14 (42.4) 43 (60.6) 57 (54.8) 5.262 0.15
Primary school 7 (21.2) 16 (22.5) 23 (22.1)   
Secondary school 5 (15.2) 6 (8.5) 11 (10.6)   
Post-secondary school 7 (21.2) 6 (8.5) 13 (12.5)   
Marital status
Single 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 26.690 0.000
Married 32 (97.0) 33 (46.5) 65 (62.5)   
Divorced 1 (3.0) 1 (1.4) 2 (1.9)   
Widowed 0 (0.0) 37 (52.9) 37 (35.9)   
Occupation
Farming 27 (81.8) 23 (32.4) 50 (48.1) 23.571 0.000
Trading 1 (3) 27 (38.0) 28 (26.9)   
Others 5 (15.2) 21 (29.6) 26 (25.0)