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Table 1 Characteristics of the participating young adults in Dhaka City, Bangladesh (n = 573)

From: Prevalence and sociodemographic patterns of physical activity among Bangladeshi young adults

Characteristics Numbera Percentage (%)
Age (years)
 18–20 262 45.7
 21–24 311 54.3
Gender
 Male 313 54.6
 Female 260 45.4
Marital status
 Single 538 93.9
 Married or others (e.g. de facto, divorced, separated) 35 6.1
BMI
 Normal range 353 61.7
 Underweight 139 24.3
 Overweight 80 14.0
University type
 Public 277 (48.3)
 Private 296 (51.7)
Year of study at university
 First year 184 32.1
 Second year 223 38.9
 Third year 166 29.0
Mother’s educational qualification
 Primary or equivalent 111 19.4
 Secondary (or equivalent) 147 25.7
 Higher secondary (or equivalent) 125 21.9
 Tertiary (or equivalent) 188 32.9
Father’s educational qualification
 Primary or equivalent 53 9.3
 Secondary (or equivalent) 64 11.2
 Higher secondary (or equivalent) 102 17.9
 Tertiary (or equivalent) 352 61.7
Monthly gross family income (in BDT)b
 ≤20,000 115 20.3
 20,001–40,000 162 28.6
 40,001–70,000 172 30.4
 >70,000 117 20.7
  1. aTotal for each variable may not be equal to n = 573 due to missing values
  2. bBDT = Bangladeshi Taka (local currency); 1,000 DBT = 12.37 USD as of 6 July 2017