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Table 2 Demographic characteristics: item reduction and presentation phase (n = 81)

From: An instrument to assess quality of life in relation to nutrition: item generation, item reduction and initial validation

   mean SD
Age   47.7 15.8
Weight   70.7 14.1
Height   167.4 13.7
   N %
Gender
  M 38 46.9
  F 43 53.1
Level of education
  Middle school 21 26.2
  High school 47 58.8
  University degree 12 15.0
Marital status
  Married 53 65.4
  Separated or divorced 4 4.9
  Widow 5 6.2
  Never married 19 23.5
Type of employment
  Stable work 41 50.7
  Term worker 4 4.9
  Unemployed 2 2.5
  Retired 10 12.3
  Homemaker 13 16.0
  Student 11 13.6
Smoker
  Never smoker 34 42.0
  Current moker 24 29.6
  Former smoker 23 28.4
Diabetes mellitus type 2
  No 78 96.3
  Yes 3 3.7
Cardiovascular disease
  No 76 93.8
  Yes 5 6.2
Hypertension
  No 65 81.2
  Yes 15 18.8
History of Cancer
  No 77 95.1
  Yes 4 4.9
Following a special diet
  No 68 84.0
  Yes 13 16.0