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Table 1 The differences of anthropometric measurements and socio-demographic characteristics in the three different locations

From: Obesity and overweight: prevalence and associated socio demographic factors among mothers in three different areas in the Gaza Strip-Palestine: a cross-sectional study

Variables Urban n = 100 Rural n = 40 Refugee camp n = 217 P-value
  n (%) Mean (SD) n (%) Mean (SD) n (%) Mean (SD)  
Height (m)   1.60 (0.06)   1.60 (0.06)   1.60 (0.05) 0.890††
Weight (Kg)   70.25 (18.20)   68.40 (12.95)   71.75(14.5) 0.390††
Age (Year)   30.40 (6.13)   28.73 (6.44)   31.36 (6.45) 0.044††
Household members   6.20 (1.90)   5.65 (2.10)   6.82 (1.97) < 0.001††
Working        0.56
Housewife 93 (93.0)   38 (95.0)   208 (95.9)   
Employee 7 (7.0)   2 (5.0)   9 (9.1)   
Monthly income (NIS)        0.425
> 2000 37 (37.0)   9 (22.5)   63 (29.0)   
1000-2000 27 (27.0)   15 (37.5)   65 (30.0)   
< 1000 36 (36.0)   16 (40.0)   89 (41.0)   
Household assistance        < 0.001
Yes 23 (23.0)   14 (35.0)   148 (68.2)   
No 77 (77.0)   26 (65.0)   69 (31.8)   
Education Level        0.005
High 32 (32.0)   9 (22.5)   38 (17.5)   
Medium 67 (67.0)   26 (65.0)   16 (76.0)   
Low 1 (1.0)   5 (12.5)   14 (6.5)   
  1. ††One way ANOVA, Pearson Chi-Square Test, Significant level at p < 0.05. (NIS) New Israeli Shekel, US$1 = 3.90 Shekel. Assistance: money or food.