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Table 5 Summary of recent prevalence studies on overweight and obesity among adult Nigerians

From: Obesity epidemic has emerged among Nigerians

Ref. Year(s) of data collection Location in Nigeria Sample size Age range Mean age (SD) Overweight (%) Obesity (%)
Present Study 2010 - 2011 Abuja, Central, (Urban) 1041 18 - 65 41.6 (9.3) 38 26
[26] 2010 - 2011 Maiduguri, North-east, (Urban) 1818 20 - 65 32.3 (10) 22.8 8.1
[27] - Abia, South-east, (Semi-rural) 1584 18 - 29 21.8 (2.1) 20.7 -
[28]   Lagos, South-west, (Urban) 900 20 - 80 37.8 (14.3) 29 9
[29] 2008 - 2009 Imo, South-east, (Rural) 2156 18 - 90 42.6 (11.3) - 6
[30] - Benue, (Rural & Urban) 435 18 - 45 24.2 (0.2) 22.1 3.9
[31] 2006 Katsina, North-west, (Urban) 300 - 37.6 (10.6) 53.21 21
[9] - Ibadan, South-west, (Urban) 998 19 - 70 40.0 (8.3) 17.4 8.7