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Table 1 Distribution of demographic and social characteristics of study participants by village

From: The genetic study of three population microisolates in South Tyrol (MICROS): study design and epidemiological perspectives

Socio-demographic characteristics All villages Stelvio Martello Vallelunga p*
   n % n % n % n %  
  Total 1175 100 509 44.2 351 29.4 315 26.4  
Sex Males 511 43.5 216 42.5 147 41.9 147 46.8 0.3639
  Females 664 56.5 293 57.5 204 58.1 168 53.2  
Age Mean, sd 45.9 16.2 46.0 15.7 46.4 15.8 45.1 17.5 0.5907
Education Elementary school 334 28.4 144 28.2 122 34.7 68 21.7 0.0003
  Middle school 279 23.7 123 24.1 81 23 75 23.9  
  Vocational school 312 26.6 118 23.2 92 26.1 102 32.5  
  Secondary school 205 17.4 96 18.8 47 13.4 62 19.7  
  University 46 3.9 29 5.7 10 2.8 7 2.2  
Occupation Agriculture 132 11.3 96 18.8 54 15.4 12 3.9 < 0.0001
  Working at home 196 16.7 92 18.2 59 16.9 49 15.6  
  Manual workers 163 13.9 55 10.8 55 15.7 46 14.5  
  Working in a shop 65 5.5 29 5.7 17 4.9 18 5.8  
  Tourism 228 19.4 76 15.0 53 15.1 78 24.9  
  Industry 40 3.4 10 1.9 11 3.1 14 4.4  
  Public employee 72 6.1 26 5.1 21 6.0 21 6.8  
  Teacher 72 6.1 28 5.4 12 3.4 26 8.3  
  Health care personnel 35 3.0 23 4.5 7 2.0 9 2.7  
  Other jobs 110 9.4 39 7.6 42 12.0 27 8.7  
  Not working 64 5.4 36 7.0 19 5.4 14 4.4  
Smoking habits Never smoker 634 54.0 280 55 188 53.6 166 52.7 0.1635
  Past smoker 265 22.5 107 21.1 92 26.2 66 20.8  
  Current smoker 276 23.4 121 23.8 71 20.2 83 26.5  
Alcohol consumption Never to seldom 745 63.4 301 59.1 218 62.1 226 71.7 0.0001
  1 to 4 days a week 244 20.8 132 25.9 62 17.7 50 15.9  
  Daily 186 15.9 76 15 71 20.2 39 12.4  
  1. *P-value for the Chi Square test for association between subject's characteristics and village; as long as age was continuous, it was tested with an F-test