Table 1

Characteristics of the study sample

Men n=331
n (%)
Women n=405
n (%)
Total n=736
n (%)
Age (years)18–39129 (39.0)159 (39.3)288 (39.1)
40–59108 (32.6)127 (31.4)235 (31.9)
60–7594 (28.4)119 (29.4)213 (28.9)
CityBarranquilla66 (19.9)66 (16.3)132 (17.9)
Bogotá109 (32.9)141 (34.8)250 (34.0)
Bucaramanga38 (11.5)48 (11.9)86 (11.7)
Cali50 (15.1)76 (18.8)126 (17.1)
Medellin68 (20.5)74 (18.3)142 (19.3)
Marital statusSingle151 (45.6)139 (34.3)290 (39.4)
Married/cohabitation155 (46.8)200 (49.4)355 (48.2)
Widowed/divorced25 (7.6)66 (16.3)91 (12.4)
Educational levelElementary or lower66 (19.9)90 (22.2)156 (21.2)
Secondary or technical191 (57.7)246 (58.2)427 (58.0)
Professional or higher74 (22.4)79 (19.5)153 (20.8)
Socioeconomic levelLow131 (39.6)166 (41.0)297 (40.4)
Medium98 (29.6)121 (29.9)219 (29.8)
High102 (30.8)118 (29.1)220 (29.9)
BMI
(Mean±SD)25.9±4.728.0±6.527.1±5.8
Abdominal obesity (n=723)Yes166 (51.6)118 (29.4)284 (39.3)
No156 (48.4)283 (70.6)445 (60.7)
  • Educational level refers to the highest level completed. Socioeconomic level (SEL) according to Colombia’s official Statistics Department-DANE stratification scheme, using criteria about land use, public utilities, access routes, topography, land valuation and property characteristics of the property inhabited by the household. Low SEL includes strata 1 and 2, medium SEL includes only stratum 3, and high SEL includes strata 4, 5 and 6. Data are n (%) unless indicated otherwise.

  • BMI, body mass index.