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Table 1 Demographic and lifestyle characteristics of participants

From: High prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis and its risk factors among Tibetan highlanders living in Tsarang, Mustang district of Nepal

Variables Male (n = 27) Female (n = 50) p value
n % n %
Age (mean ± SD) 53.5 ± 11.3 51.2 ± 11.8 0.3981
Education
 No formal schooling 16 59.3 43 86.0 0.0507
 Less than primary school 6 22.2 3 6.0  
 Less than secondary school 4 14.8 2 4.0  
 Higher education 1 3.7 2 4.0  
Occupation
 Employed 7 25.9 6 12.0 0.2004
 Unemployed 20 74.1 44 88.0  
Current marital status
 Married 25 92.6 43 86.0 0.4814
 Not Married 2 7.4 7 14.0  
Marriage forma
 Single marriage 25 92.6 41 82.0 1.0000
 Polyandry 1 3.7 2 4.0  
Experience living or working at urban
 Yes 23 85.2 43 86.0 1.0000
 No 4 14.8 7 14.0  
Alcohol consumption
 Never drinker 5 18.5 29 58.0 0.0015
 Drinker 22 81.5 21 42.0  
Smoking
 Never smoker 18 66.7 30 60.0 0.6281
 Smoker 9 33.3 20 40.0  
  1. Data were analyzed by Fisher’s exact tests, Welch’s t tests, or Cochran-Armitage trend tests for comparison of variables between males and females
  2. Position: After the first paragraph of section “Subjects’ sociological and physiological characteristics” in the “Results” section
  3. aOne male participant and 7 female participants answered “I do not know” or refused to answer