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Table 1 The demographic and anthropometric data of the rural population in the northern part of the Persian Gulf

From: Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and its associated risk factors among rural population of the northern part of the Persian Gulf

Variable Number (%) Variable Number (%)
Age   Working outside the room 596 (33.0)
<22 12 (1.0) The mean of sun exposure (hours per week)  
22-39 653 (36.0) < 1 h 1241 (71.0)
40-59 743 (41.0) 2-10 h 138 (8.0)
>60 403 (22.0) 11-20 h 135 (8.0)
Sex   >21 h 239 (14.0)
Male 631(35.0) The sun exposure per week  
Female 1175 (65.0) < 5 min 109 (6.0)
Marital status   5-15 min 347 (19.0)
Single 184 (10.0) 16-30 min 370 (20.0)
Married 1478 (82.0) >30 min 875 (48.0)
Widow 120 (67.0) Consumption of SPF* 280 (15.0)
Separated 22 (1.0) Waist circumference (men) 91 (5.0)
BMI**   Waist circumference (women) 675 (37.0)
Normal 41 (2.0) WHR***  
Over weight 690 (38.0) <0.9 for men 438 (24.0)
Obese 106 (59.0) <0.85 for women 870 (48.0)
  1. * SPF: Sun Protection Factor
  2. **: BMI: Body Mass Index
  3. *** WHR: Waist to Hip Ratio