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Table 1 Respondent characteristics

From: The influence of demographic characteristics on constipation symptoms: a detailed overview

Demographic featuresn (%)
Overall892 (100.0)
Sex
 Men405 (45.4)
 Women487 (54.6)
Age groups
 18–38 years298 (33.4)
 39–54 years300 (33.6)
 55–80 years294 (33.0)
Educational level
 Primary171 (19.2)
 Secondary365 (40.9)
 Tertiary356 (39.9)
Living environment
 Rural318 (35.7)
 Urban574 (64.3)
Body mass index
 Underweight24 (2.7)
 Normal weight421 (47.2)
 Overweight288 (32.3)
 Obese159 (17.8)
Dietary factors
 Water intake < 1.5 L/day247 (27.7)
 Vegetables < 3 spoons/day223 (25.0)
 Fruits < 2 pieces/day473 (53.0)
 Whole grain bread < 3 slices/day288 (32.3)