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Table 4 Adjusted prevalence of underweight, overweight, and obesity

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

   Prevalence
Country Sex Underweight% (95% CI)* Overweight**% (95% CI)* Obesity% (95% CI)*
Benin Female 14.0 (8-20) 21.6 (16-27) 2.9 (0-1)
Male 19.9 (15-24) 16.1 (13-19) 0.3 (0-1)
Djibouti Female 20.1 (14-26) 29.6 (24-35) 9.4 (6-13)
Male 30.8 (24-38) 20.1 (16-24) 5.5 (3-8)
Egypt Female 9.9 (8-12) 28.2 (23-34) 7.6 (5-10)
Male 15.7 (13-19) 28.2 (23-33) 8.6 (6-11)
Ghana Female 18.3 (16-20) 13.3 (12-15) 1.5 (1-2)
Male 33.8 (31-36) 6.7 (5-8) 0.8 (0-1)
Malawi Female 12.4 (8-17) 14.4 (10-19) 1.1 (0-3)
Male 24.4 (18-31) 15.9 (9-22) 1.6 (0-4)
Mauritania Female 17.9 (11-24) 35.9 (27-45) 5.1 (2-9)
Male 23.5 (17-30) 22.0 (16-28) 2.7 (1-4)
Morocco Female 17.1 (12-22) 19.3 (17-22) 3.9 (3-5)
  Male 29.3 (23-35) 15.6 (11-20) 3.6 (2-5)
  1. *Adjusted for age distribution.
  2. **Including those meeting the criteria for obesity.