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Table 1 Sociodemographic and personal characteristics of the study population

From: Underestimation of weight and its associated factors among overweight and obese adults in Pakistan: a cross sectional study

Characteristics All
n = 493
% Overweight/obese (95% CI)
n = 315
Location   
Malir/Korangi 144 64.6 (54.9-74.3)
Clifton 200 69.0 (61.3-76.7)
Community Health Centre 149 56.4 (45.8-67.0)
Age   
< 40 309 54.7 (47.2-62.2)
≥ 40 184 79.3 (72.7-85.9)
Gender   
Male 317 66.6 (60.2-73.0)
Female 176 59.1 (49.7-68.5)
Educational status (n = 489)   
Illiterate 23 78.3 (59.3-97.3)
Undergrad 160 59.4 (49.5-69.3)
Graduate 244 65. 6 (58.2-73.0)
Postgraduate 62 61.3 (45.8-76.8)
Feelings about weight   
Happy/Don't think 337 57 (50-64)
Unhappy 156 78.8 (71.6-86.0)
Knowledge of ones's ideal weight   
Don't know weight 399 65.9 (60.2-71.6)
Know weight 94 55.3 (41.8-68.8)
Weight checked in last two years   
Not checked 73 61.6( 47.4-75.8)
Checked 420 64.3 (58.6-70.01)
Weight advice given by health professionals   
Not given 354 57.1 (50.3-63.9)
Given 139 81.3 (74.1-88.5)
Presence of comorbid conditions
(DM, HTN, dyslipidemia)
  
Yes 124 58.1 (46.7-69.5)
No 369 65.9 (59.9-71.9)
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