Table 1

Selected demographic characteristics of participants (N=1063)

CharacteristicNumber (%) of participants
Age (years)*
 35–39365 (34.4)
 40–49399 (37.6)
 50+297 (28.0)
Nationality
 Qatari citizen554 (52.1)
 Non-Qatari resident509 (47.9)
 Other GCC/peninsular116 (10.9)
 Levant170 (16.0)
 North African107 (10.1)
 Other116 (10.9)
Marital status
 Single224 (21.1)
 Married839 (78.9)
Number of children
 0 (none)161 (15.2)
 ≤5 children516 (48.5)
 >5 children386 (36.3)
Religion
 Muslim1044 (98.2)
 Christian19 (1.8)
Living area
 Urban943 (88.7)
 Semiurban120 (11.3)
Education level of participant
 ≤Primary/intermediate359 (33.8)
 Secondary/trade school350 (32.9)
 University354 (33.3)
Education level of participant's husband (n=896)
 ≤Primary/intermediate276 (30.8)
 Secondary/trade school292 (32.6)
 University328 (36.6)
Employment status of participant
 Employed362 (34.1)
 Unemployed or homemaker701 (65.9)
Occupation—participant
 Unemployed75 (7.2)
 Management, science, arts225 (21.5)
 Sales and office59 (5.6)
 Services, production, construction, Transportation, other62 (5.9)
 Homemaker626 (59.8)
Occupation—husband (n=896)†
 Management, business, science, arts305 (35.7)
 Services105 (12.3)
 Sales and office130 (15.2)
 Construction, production, transportation, Other104 (12.2)
 Military89 (10.4)
 Unemployed or retired122 (14.3)
Annual household income‡
 <QAR 107 000/<US$29 390138 (23.9)
 QAR 107 000–286 000/ US$29 390–US$78 560274 (47.5)
 >QAR 286 000/>US$78 560165 (28.6)
  • *Two participants did not answer this question.

  • †Forty-one participants did not answer this question.

  • ‡Four hundred and eighty-six participants did not answer this question.

  • GCC, Gulf Cooperation Council.