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Table 1 Basic sociodemographic characteristics of the sample population

From: Association between depression and fruit and vegetable consumption among adults in South Asia

Variables Bangladesh India Nepal
Age Mean(SD) 39.66 (15.31) 39.11 (15.32) 42.65 (16.58)
18–29 28.6 30.7 24.7
30–39 26.4 25.2 23.6
40–49 20.6 18.0 19.0
50–59 11.4 12.3 12.5
60+ 13.0 13.7 20.2
Sex
Female 57.2 52.2 63.1
Male 42.8 47.8 36.9
Currently married
Yes 57.2 76.8 80.8
No 42.8 23.2 19.2
Educational attainment
Nil 44.2 39.6 69.3
Primary 43.1 27.0 21.5
Secondary 9.7 23.0 8.5
Pre-university/University 3.0 10.3 0.6
Job
Govt. employee 2.7 4.7 2.3
Private employee 5.5 10.4 1.5
Employer 36.9 39.3 63.0
Not working for payment 54.9 45.7 33.1
Smoking habit
Daily 41.0 31.2 39.2
Yes. not daily 4.8 3.0 6.3
Non-smoker 54.2 65.7 54.5
Alcohol
Yes 6.5 10.5 36.1
No 93.5 89.5 63.9
Satisfaction with health
Very dissatisfied 7.9 5.1 6.8
Dissatisfied 18.1 14.9 23.3
Neither 31.3 21.5 28.0
Satisfied 35.5 48.8 38.5
Very Satisfied 7.2 9.8 3.4
Fruit consumption
<5 94.9 94.9 91.4
5 2.5 2.2 6.5
5+ 2.6 2.9 1.1
Vegetable consumption
<5 86.2 94.4 97.3
5 4.2 1.4 1.5
5+ 9.6 4.3 1.2