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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of urban (Muscat) and rural populations

From: Diabetes and urbanization in the Omani population: an analysis of national survey data

  Urban (%) Rural (%)
Age
20–29 40.5 41.2
30–39 24.3 20.6
40–49 14.5 10.9
50–59 10.7 13.9
≥ 60 10.0 13.3
Sex
Male 48.8 50.3
Female 51.2 49.7
Education level
Illiterate 24.8 36.1
Less than secondary 37.5 41.8
Secondary or above 37.7 22.1
Average family size 7.3 8.0
  1. Note: Data are from the 2000 National Health Survey