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Table 3 Baseline characteristics of the intervention and control subjects

From: Prevention of non-communicable disease in a population in nutrition transition: Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study phase II

Age Group (years) Characteristics Control Intervention P Value
3–9 Male(%) 48.9 49.2 0.90
  Literate (%)* 80.1 79.0 0.69
  Mean age (Year) 6.4 6.4 0.54
  Daily Cigarette smoker (%) 0 0 -----
  Mean body mass index (kg/m2) 15.42 15.7 0.13
10–19 Male(%) 46.3 48.8 0.16
  Literate (%) 99.8 99.8 0.65
  Employed (%) 1.8 2.1 0.62
  Marital status (Married %) 1.5 2.1 0.25
  Mean age (Year) 14.5 14.6 0.27
  Daily Cigarette smoker (%) 1.5 2.4 0.12
  Mean body mass index (kg/m2) 20.2 20.1 0.45
20–29 Male(%) 38.9 35.5 0.10
  Literate (%) 99.7 99.8 0.83
  Employed (%) 30.8 32.5 0.40
  Marital status (Married %) 48.4 51.3 0.12
  Mean age (Year) 24.3 24.4 0.29
  Daily Cigarette smoker (%) 6.7 7.5 0.06
  Mean body mass index (kg/m2) 24.2 24.3 0.87
30–39 Male(%) 43.1 41.8 0.50
  Literate (%) 99.5 98.7 < 0.05
  Employed (%) 50.3 50.0 0.86
  Marital status (Married %) 90 86.0 < 0.05
  Mean age (Year) 34.4 34.4 0.44
  Daily Cigarette smoker (%) 15.5 15.1 0.40
  Mean body mass index (kg/m2) 26.5 26.8 0.16
40–49 Male(%) 40.5 42.8 0.32
  Literate (%) 96.3 96.1 0.79
  Employed (%) 45.2 46.0 0.74
  Marital status (Married %) 93.7 92.8 0.78
  Mean age (Year) 44.3 44.3 0.70
  Daily Cigarette smoker (%) 17.5 15.3 0.18
  Mean body mass index (kg/m2) 28.1 27.9 0.29
50–59 Male(%) 41.3 37.6 .014
  Literate (%) 84.8 84.1 0.73
  Employed (%) 37.1 26.9 < 0.05
  Marital status (Married %) 91.9 90.3 0.51
  Mean age (Year) 54.2 54.3 0.24
  Daily Cigarette smoker (%) 12.3 9.2 0.17
  Mean body mass index (kg/m2) 28.3 28.6 0.17
60–69 Male(%) 49.3 49.2 0.96
  Literate (%) 65.8 66.2 0.87
  Employed (%) 18.1 19.0 0.68
  Marital status (Married %) 82.9 81.9 0.59
  Mean age (Year) 64.0 64.2 0.18
  Daily Cigarette smoker (%) 9.5 8.2 0.26
  Mean body mass index (kg/m2) 27.4 27.8 0.13
≥ 70 Male(%) 55.9 62.7 0.14
  Literate (%) 44.1 59.5 < 0.001
  Employed (%) 7.7 8.6 0.72
  Marital status (Married %) 70.6 76.2 0.58
  Mean age (Year) 74.1 74.1 0.86
  Daily Cigarette smoker (%) 7.6 9.8 0.83
  Mean body mass index (kg/m2) 26.5 25.9 0.18
  1. * In children >6 years old.