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Table 1 Demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the study subjects

From: Health and lifestyle of Nepalese migrants in the UK

Variables (number of responses) Number(n = 327) Percentage
1. Age group   
   < 30 years 70 21.4
   30–45 215 65.8
   > 45 years 42 12.8
2. Gender   
   Male 246 75.2
   Female 81 24.8
3. Marital status   
   Unmarried 55 16.8
   Married/civil partner 270 82.6
   Divorced/separated 2 0.6
4. Education (n = 325)   
   None/primary 18 5.5
   Secondary/higher secondary education 154 47.3
   University 153 47.1
5. Caste/ethnicity   
   Brahmin/chhetri 161 49.2
   Gurung/tamang/sherpa 68 20.6
   Rai/limbu 31 9.5
   Newar 35 10.7
   Magar 21 6.4
   Other 11 3.4
6. Place of residence in UK   
   England 276 84.4
   Scotland 36 11.0
   Wales 15 4.6
7. Total family income (£) (per annum) (n = 279)   
   < 5035 52 18.6
   5035–33,300 191 68.5
   > 33,300 36 12.9
8. Duration of stay in UK   
   < 1 year 40 12.2
   (1–5) years 126 38.5
   (6–10) years 89 27.2
   > 10 years 72 22.0
9. Immigration status (n = 317)   
   Resident, ILR/UK citizen 146 46.0
   Work permit/fresh talent/highly skilled migrant/student/dependent/business 154 48.6
   Refugee/asylum seeker/over stay 17 5.4
10. Consumption of alcohol (n = 322)   
   Yes 196 60.9
   No 126 39.1
11. Tobacco (n = 324)   
   Yes 45 13.9
   No 279 86.1
12. Health Status (n = 326)   
   Poor 75 23.0
   Good 251 77.0
13. No Exercise (n = 326)   
   Yes 187 57.4
   No 139 42.6