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Table 2 Sociodemographic variables between children with NAFLD and controls

From: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and its associations among adolescents in an urban, Sri Lankan community

Demographic variable NAFLD (N = 42)
Number (%)
Controls (N = 373)
Number (%)
p value
Family income (SLR)
  < 10,000 3 (12.5) 37 (9.9)  
 10,000–24,999 14 (33.3) 145 (39.1) 0.58
 25,000–49,999 17 (40.5) 146 (39.1)  
  > 50,000 8 (19.0) 45 (12.3)  
Maternal Education
 Primary or less 6 (14,3) 42 (10.9)  
 Up to O/L 24 (57.1) 248 (66.4) 0.39
 Up to A/L 11 (26.2) 66 (17.7)  
 Graduates 1(2.4) 17 (4.2)  
Paternal Education
 Primary or less 4 (9.5) 37 (9.9)  
 Up to Grade 10 23 (54.8) 249 (66.7) 0.59
 Up to Grade 12 11 (26.2) 66 (17.4)  
 Graduates 3 (7.1) 21 (5.6)  
Period of Gestationa
  < 37 weeks 18 (42.9) 133 (35.5) 0.66
  > 37 weeks 23(54.8) 216 (57.9.3)  
Breast feedinga
  < 4 months 14 (33.3) 64 (17.1)  
 4–5 months 12 (28.6) 182 (48.8) 0.02
 5–6 months 10 (23.8) 87 (23.3)  
  > 6 months 3 (7.1) 17 (4.6)  
Birth ordera
 First in the family 20 (47.6) 167 (44.8)  
 Second in the family 18 (42.9) 133 (36.2) 0.50
 Third or higher 00 (0.0) 58 (15.8)  
  1. a missing data, SLR Sri Lankan Rupees