Table 1

Demographic, professional and lifestyle characteristics of the sample of primary care physicians and nurses across Jordan

Nurses/assistants, midwives (n=218)Physicians (n=104)
Mean age (range)35.4 (22–55)42.7 (25–64)
Mean years since graduating with highest professional degree (range)13.5 (1–35)16.3 (1–34)
Female, n (%)180 (85.3%)28 (27.7%)
Currently smoke cigarette, n (%)35 (16.2%)46 (44.2%)
Currently smoke waterpipe, n (%)29 (13.6%)19 (18.3%)
Mean BMI (range)26.8 (16.5–77.8)25.8 (19.1–32.8)
Exercise regularly, n (%)26 (12.1%)21 (20.8%)
Ate legumes on 6 or more days of the week, n (%)33 (15.5%)28 (27.7%)
Ate fruits on 6 or more days of the week, n (%)45 (21.1%)40 (39.2%)
Ate red meat on 3 or more days of the week, n (%)76 (36.0%)54 (52.9%)
Ate fast food on 3 or more days of the week, n (%)43 (20.1%)17 (16.5%)
  • BMI, body mass index.