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Table 1 Summary statistics for the study population

From: Association of blood lipids, creatinine, albumin, and CRP with socioeconomic status in Malawi

  Females Males Total
  mean mean mean
  (sd) (sd) (sd)
# of observations 571 335 906
Age (in 2008) 42.17 43.54 42.68
  (17.75) (16.87) (17.43)
Married (in 2008) 0.76 0.89 0.81
Muslim 0.69 0.71 0.70
2008 level of education    
No school 0.57 0.32 0.48
Primary level 0.40 0.62 0.48
Secondary level 0.03 0.06 0.04
Body mass index (BMI) (2008)    
Underweight ( BMI<f.5) 0.14 0.12 0.14
Normal (18.5≤BMI<25) 0.75 0.83 0.78
Overweight ( 25≤BMI<f) 0.09 0.04 0.07
Obese ( BMI≥30) 0.02 0.01 0.01
Subjective health    
Fair/Poor 0.16 0.10 0.14
Good 0.31 0.19 0.26
Very good 0.28 0.30 0.29
Excellent 0.26 0.41 0.31
Relative health to others in village    
Worse 0.07 0.05 0.06
Same 0.31 0.28 0.30
Better 0.50 0.41 0.47
Much better 0.12 0.26 0.17
Number of recent econ shocks 2.00 1.88 1.95
  (0.91) (0.95) (0.92)