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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics in all adults, males and females

From: Metabolic syndrome among Sri Lankan adults: prevalence, patterns and correlates

  Number of participants (%)
All Males Females
Area of residence
Urban 955 (21.3) 363 (20.5) 592 (21.8)
Rural 3,530 (78.7) 1,409 (79.5) 2,121 (78.2)
Age category
< 30 years 740 (16.5) 312 (17.6) 428 (15.8)
30-39 years 887 (19.8) 333 (18.8) 554 (20.4)
40-49 years 1,090 (24.3) 418 (23.6) 672 (24.8)
50-59 years 896 (20.0) 347 (19.6) 549 (20.2)
60-69 years 537 (12.0) 212 (12.0) 325 (12.0)
> 70 years 335 (7.5) 150 (8.5) 185 (6.8)
Ethnicity
Sinhalese 3,877 (86.4) 1,521 (85.8) 2,356 (86.8)
Tamil 299 (6.7) 134 (7.6) 165 (6.1)
Sri Lankan Moor 298 (6.6) 114 (6.4) 184 (6.8)
Level of Education
No formal education 267 (6.0) 56 (3.2) 211 (7.8)
Primary education 809 (18.0) 306 (17.4) 503 (18.5)
Secondary education 3,279 (73.1) 1,334 (75.3) 1,945 (71.7)
Tertiary education 129 (2.9) 76 (4.3) 53 (2.0)
Monthly Household Income
≤ LKR 6,999 2,504 (56.3) 862 (49.1) 1,642 (60.9)
LKR 7,000 – 24,999 1,692 (38.0) 764 (43.6) 928 (34.4)
LKR 25,000 – 49,999 207 (4.7) 104 (5.9) 103 (3.8)
≥ LKR 50,000 47 (1.1) 24 (1.4) 23 (0.9)
  1. LKR – Sri Lankan Rupees.