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Table 3 Sample characteristics by country

From: The prevalence of underweight, overweight, obesity and associated risk factors among school-going adolescents in seven African countries

  Benin Djibouti Egypt Ghana Malawi Mauritania Morocco
Survey year 2009 2007 2006 2007 2009 2010 2010
N (% missing BMI) 2681 (2.2%) 1711 (9.7%) 5179 (13.3%) 6155 (5.8%) 2305 (13.3%) 2028 (34.6%) 5756 (6.9%)
Male 65.1% 57.1% 52.8% 52.4% 46.6% 47.4% 52.4%
Age: 12 or under 4.3% 4.1% 22.3% 10.7% 5.8% 6.1% 14.4%
13 7.0% 6.6% 45.3% 16.3% 26.6% 9.5% 22.2%
14 14.8% 18.2% 22.8% 21.8% 38.6% 20.0% 26.8%
15 24.6% 27.8% 7.3% 26.9% 28.4% 28.9% 20.8%
16+ 49.3% 43.2% 2.3% 24.3% 0.7% 35.6% 15.9%
Underweight 17.5% 31.9% 12.6% 25.7% 21.1% 22.3% 24.0%
Normal weight 71.3% 49.4% 56.0% 65.6% 68.9% 53.4% 59.4%
Overweight* 11.2% 18.8% 31.4% 8.7% 10.0% 24.3% 16.6%
Obese 0.6% 5.2% 9.3% 1.0% 0.8% 3.4% 3.6%
  1. *Including the obese.