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Table 1 Selected characteristics of the study population at baseline: number (column percent).

From: Rural to urban migration and changes in cardiovascular risk factors in Tanzania: a prospective cohort study

  Sex All
  Male Female  
Age group    
15-29 70 (68.0%) 67 (63.2%) 137 (65.5%)
30-44 21 (20.4%) 23 (21.7%) 44 (21.1%)
45-59 12 (11.7%) 16 (15.1%) 28 (13.4%)
Total 103 106 209
Education    
< 7 years primary 14 (13.6%) 20 (18.9%) 34 (16.3%)
≥ 7 years primary (no secondary) 76 (73.8%) 77 (72.6%) 153 (73.2%)
Any secondary education 13 (12.6%) 9 (8.5%) 22 (10.5%)
Main economic activity    
Farming 83 (80.6%) 94 (88.7%) 177 (84.7%)
Other 20 (19.4%) 12 (11.3%) 32 (15.3%)
Religion    
Muslim 78 (75.7%) 67 (63.2) 145 (69.4%)
Christian 25 (24.3%) 39 (36.8) 64 (30.6%)
Water supply    
Household tap 9 (8.8%) 13 (12.3%) 22 (10.5%)
Shared 94 (91.2%) 93 (97.7) 187 (89.5%)
Household supplied by electricity 3 (2.9%) 4 (3.8%) 7 (3.4%)
  1. Column percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding