Table 2

Sociodemographic characteristics of Beninese adult participants in 2008 and 2015 aged 25 to 64 years (with sampling weights).

CharacteristicsSTEPS 2008 (n=3617)
Frequency %
STEPS 2015 (n=3768)
Frequency %
Sex
 Male175848.6179347.6
 Female185951.4197552.4
Age (years)
 Mean43.4±12.239.3±10.2
 25–34104929.0135335.9
 35–4488924.6117731.2
 45–5466218.379421.1
 55–64101728.144411.8
Education
 None223561.8198652.7
 Primary92725.6117631.2
 Secondary or more45512.660616.1
Employment status
 Unpaid or unemployed48713.561016.2
 Employed or student313086.5315883.8
Area of residence
 UrbanNANA183648.7
 RuralNANA193251.3
  • NA, Not applicable.