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Table 1 Characteristics of participants, Uganda STEPS survey 2014

From: Prevalence and correlates of abdominal obesity among adults in Uganda: findings from a national cross-sectional, population based survey 2014

Characteristic -n- %
Sex
 Male 1562 42.5
 Female 2114 57.5
Age group, years
 18–24 846 23.0
 25–34 1089 29.6
 35–44 795 21.6
 45–54 538 14.6
 55–64 289 7.9
  ≥ 65 119 3.2
Mean ± SD 35.8 ± 13.1
Residence
 Rural 2688 73.1
 Urban 988 26.9
Region
 Eastern 1178 32.1
 Central 904 24.6
 Northern 695 18.9
 Western 899 24.5
Ethnicity
 Baganda 713 19.4
 Banyankore/Bakiga 667 18.2
 Basoga 291 7.9
 Banyoro/Batooro 236 6.4
 Lugbara/Madi 229 6.2
 Other 1539 41.9
Marital status
 Never married 602 16.4
 Married/Cohabiting 2398 65.3
 Separated/Divorced/Widowed 673 18.3
Completed level of education
 No formal school 612 16.7
 Primary school 1497 40.9
 Secondary school 1203 32.8
 University or higher 351 9.6
Employment status
 Not employed 1257 34.2
 Employed 2418 65.8