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Table 2 Age and Sex Distribution of sample (Actual & Weighted*) and the Jamaican Population

From: Factors affecting study efficiency and item non-response in health surveys in developing countries: the Jamaica national healthy lifestyle survey

  Sample Jamaica Population
  Males Females Total Males Females Total
  Unwtd Wtd Unwtd Wtd Unwtd Wtd    
  n(%) % n(%) % n(%) % n(%) n(%) n(%)
15–24 142(21.0) 28.7 249(18.8) 27.5 391(19.5) 28.1 231449(28.3) 236408(27.5) 467857(27.9)
25–34 140(20.7) 26.1 338(25.5) 25.8 478(23.9) 25.9 193240(23.6) 211237(24.6) 404477(24.1)
35–44 126(18.6) 20.0 273(20.6) 19.6 399(19.9) 19.8 163930(20.0) 176453(20.6) 340383(20.3)
45–54 85(12.6) 11.1 153(11.5) 12.4 238(11.9) 11.8 105526(12.9) 105414(12.3) 210940(12.6)
55–64 89(13.1) 7.7 159(12.0) 8.5 248(12.4) 8.1 70473(8.6) 70455(8.2) 140928(8.4)
65–74 95(14.0) 6.4 153(11.5) 6.1 248(12.4) 6.3 53757(6.6) 58214(6.8) 111971(6.7)
Total 677   1325   2002   818375 858181 1676556
  1. Unwtd = Unweighted; Wtd = Weighted
  2. * Weighted proportions were derived using post-stratification weights based on 5-year age-gender categories.