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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Urbanisation, dietary patterns and body composition changes in adolescent girls: a descriptive cross sectional study

  Urban Rural Odds ratio (EXP(β)) P 95 % CI
Body fat 21.7 ± 9.031 18.1 ± 7.4 3.20* 0.01 1.3 – 7.9
Pattern 1 0.378 ± 1.02 −0.326 ± 0.8 0.708** <0.001 0.548 – 0.867
Pattern 2 −0.44 ± 0.9 0.38 ± 0.943 0.391** <0.019 0.065 – 0.718
Physical activity (hrs/wk) 19.7 ± 13.6 22.9 ± 11.94    
  1. *Reference: Urban, controlled for physical activity and BMI
  2. **Reference: Urban, controlled for physical activity
  3. 1,2,Significantly higher among urban girls; 1 0., P =0.005, 2P < 0.001
  4. 4Significantly higher among rural girls;(P < 0.001)