Table 2

Characteristics of study participants by rural/urban schools and sex

Rural school children (n=1110)Urban school children (n=849)Overall
Boys (n=509)Girls (n=601)Boys (n=481)Girls (n=368)Boys (n=990)Girls (n=969)
n%n%n%n%n%n%
Age (in years)
 118115.910417.35110.65214.113213.315616.1
 128817.310016.69720.210127.418518.720120.7
 131072111318.811323.510227.722022.221522.2
 1410821.212721.18517.75113.919319.517818.4
 156412.610317.15411.2349.211811.913714.1
 16438.4396.57916.4287.612212.3676.9
 17183.5152.520.400202151.5
BMI categories
 Underweight367.16210.3122.5205.4484.8828.5
 Normal42583.548580.734772.126070.77727874576.9
 Overweight275.3457.55812.15715.5858.610210.5
 Obese214.191.56413.3318.4858.6404.1
BP categories
 Normal4488853689.241085.230081.585886.783686.3
 Prehypertensive316.1325.3408.3318.4717.2636.5
 Hypertensive305.9335.5316.43710.1616.2707.2
SES
 Low29858.532854.67014.64111.136837.236938.1
 Middle20640.527044.935273.225769.855856.452754.4
 High5130.55912.37019646.5737.5
Dietary practices
 Vegetarian24748.541969.717035.319954.141742.161863.8
 Eggetarian479.266115210.8328.799109810.1
 Mixed21542.211619.325953.813737.247447.925326.1
 Added salt in food (yes)30058.935258.631264.922160.161261.857359.1
 Intake of junk food (yes)42383.146176.746095.633791.688389.279882.4
  • BMI, body mass index; BP, blood pressure; SES, socioeconomic status.