Table 1.

Characteristics of the 75 female subjects grouped according to maize intake

CharacteristicsMaize consumption group*
Low (n = 24)Medium (n = 25)High (n = 26)Total (n = 75)
Age (y), mean ± SD?23.7 ± 4.624.4 ± 5.721.5 ± 5.123.2 ± 5.2
BMI, mean ± SD24.7 ± 4.523.5 ± 3.922.5 ± 2.823.5 ± 3.8
Education (y), mean ± SD13.4 ± 3.812.0 ± 3.08.7 ± 2.711.3 ± 3.7
Place of birth (%)
    Morelos state42.024.035.033.0
Occupation (%)§
    Paid work67.072.054.064.0
Municipality of residence (%)
    Urban67.064.058.063.0
    Suburban33.036.042.037.0
  • * Based on tortilla consumption.

  • P = 0.001 for ANOVA test.

  • Place of birth is either Morelos state or one of two other states.

  • § Occupation is categorized as either paid work or not.

  • Urban is Cuernavaca and suburban includes Emiliano Zapata, Puente de Ixtla, and Cuautla.