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Table 1 Description of data sets, study sample size, proportion of women (both seropositive and seronegative) classified as underweight, normal, overweight, and obese for countries included in the study

From: Prevalence and pattern of HIV-related malnutrition among women in sub-Saharan Africa: a meta-analysis of demographic health surveys

    BMI classification (all sample) (m 2 /kg)
Region/Country Year of survey Sample size Underweight (<18.5) Normal (18.5–24.9) Overweight (25.0 – 29.9) Obese (≥ 30)
Central Africa       
   Rwanda 2005 11, 321 9.9 78.2 11.0 1.0
   Cameroon 2004 10. 656 6.3 65.2 20.6 7.9
Eastern Africa       
   Kenya 2003 8, 195 11.9 63.8 17.4 6.8
   Ethiopia 2005 14, 070 26.6 67.0 5.2 1.2
Southern Africa       
   Lesotho 2004 7, 095 5.5 53.9 25.5 15.1
   Malawi 2004 11, 698 9.2 77.5 10.8 2.5
   Zimbabwe 2006 8,907 9.1 66.1 17.9 6.9
Western Africa       
   Burkina Faso 2003 12, 477 21.6 69.8 6.4 2.2
   Ghana 2003 5, 691 9.8 67.2 15.8 7.3
   Guinea 2005 7, 954 13.7 73.1 10.7 2.5
   Senegal 2005 14, 602 18.1 61.6 14.0 6.2
  1. BMI-Body mass index