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Table 1 Socio-demographic and health characteristics and dietary habit of studied subjects

From: The sociodemographic characteristics and dietary and blood plasma fatty acid profiles of elderly Saudi women with Alzheimer disease

Variables National Guard Health Affairs- King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh (NGH) Social Welfare Homes for the Elderly (SWH)
  Control Alzheimer Control Alzheimer
Socio-demographic Characteristics
 Age (mean ± SD) 69.40 ± 9.29 76.00 ± 13.05 74.65 ± 10.45 80.17 ± 8.33
 BMI (mean ± SD) 30.37 ± 8.37 24.23 ± 8.49 29.15 ± 7.35 28.49 ± 5.06
Education Level
 Illiterate 70% 94.44% 65% 77.78%
 Elementary 30% 5.56% 20% 16.67%
 Intermediate 0% 0% 15% 5.56%
 Higher 0% 0% 0% 0%
Income
 Less than 3000 95% 100% 25% 27.78%
 3000–5000 5% 0% 65% 44.44%
 More than 5000 0% 0% 10% 27.78%
Chronic non communicable and health conditions
 Diabetes 30% 22.2% 20% 27.78%
 Diabetes + Blood pressure 20% 38.89% 40% 44.44%
 Arthritis 10% 0% 0% 0%
 Heart Disease 5% 16.67% 5% 11.11%
 Any other 4% 5.56% 2% 0%
 Do know what is Alzheimer 10% 0% 50% 0%
 Do know what is ω-6 and ω-3 5% 0% 25% 0%
Dietary habit
 Fish     
 Do not eat at all 0% 5.56% 15% 27.78%
 Everyday 0% 0% 0% 0%
 Per week 60% 33.33% 30% 22.22%
 Per month 40% 61.11% 55% 50%
 Egg/day 65% 45% 75% 25%
 Meat/day 25% 22% 38% 32%
 Chicken/day 40% 37% 57% 49%
 Nut/day 0% 0% 0% 0%
 Flaxseed /day 0% 0% 0% 0%
 Sesame oil/day 0% 0% 0% 0%
 Sunflower oil/ day 55.55% 44.50% 70.75% 29.25%
 Olive oil/day 80.45% 19.55% 68.60% 31.4%
 Corn oil/day 0% 0% 0% 0%
 Supplementary food (fish oil) 0% 0% 0% 0%