Journal of Obesity / 2020 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Development and Cross-Validation of Anthropometric Predictive Equations to Estimate Total Body Fat Percentage in Adult Women in Sri Lanka

Table 2

Sociodemographic characteristics of women in Groups A and B (n = 350).

CharacteristicsSubcategoryGroup A (n = 175) frequency (%)Group B (n = 175) frequency (%)

AgeAged 30–40 years40 (22.9)40 (22.9)
Aged 41–50 years50 (28.6)56 (32.0)
Aged 51–60 years85 (48.6)79 (45.1)

Menopausal statusPrMW92 (52.6)92 (52.6)
PMW83 (47.4)83 (47.4)

EthnicitySinhala166 (94.9)165 (94.3)
Non-Sinhala9 (5.1)10 (5.7)

Employment statusEmployed56 (32.0)51 (29.1)
Unemployed119 (68.0)124 (70.9)

Civil statusMarried145 (82.9)148 (84.6)
Single or widowed or divorced30 (17.1)27 (15.4)

Living companionWith husband and children119 (68.0)116 (66.3)
With husband or children29 (16.6)23 (66.3)
Alone or living with others27 (15.4)36 (20.6)

Education statusPrimary education45 (27.5)38 (21.7)
Secondary education62 (35.4)70 (40.0)
Upper secondary or tertiary education68 (38.9)67 (38.3)

Monthly incomeBelow 20000 LKR106 (60.6)110 (62.9)
Above 20000 LKR69 (39.4)65 (37.1)

LKR = Sri Lankan rupees (190LKR = 1USD); PrMW = premenopausal women; PMW = postmenopausal women. Living with others includes parents, siblings, friends, or other relatives.