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Table 2 BMI by selected socio-economic variables

From: Socio-economic factors explain differences in public health-related variables among women in Bangladesh: A cross-sectional study

Characteristics Categories Unadjusted comparison Multiple linear regression
   BMI N (mean ± SD) P Coefficient 95% CI (LL, UL)# P
Slum Non-slum 477 (21.4 ± 3.9) 0.002 Reference   
  Slum 118 (20.2 ± 3.5)   -0.33 -1.04, 0.39 0.369
Place of residence Town/city 168 (22.5 ± 4.3)   Reference   
  Country side 427 (20.6 ± 3.5) <0.001 -1.21 -1.85, -0.57 <0.001
Composite variable of household characteristics Poor 167 (19.2 ± 2.6)   Reference   
  Not-poor 425 (21.9 ± 4.0) <0.001 1.51 0.82, 2.20 <0.001
Composite variable of mass media access Not at all 112 (19.2 ± 2.9)   Reference   
  At least one media 482 (21.6 ± 3.9) <0.001 1.19 0.44, 1.94 0.002
Education No education 197 (19.7 ± 3.2)   Reference   
  1–5 years education 171 (20.6 ± 3.4) 0.011 0.36 -0.37, 1.08 0.331
  6+ years education 227 (22.8 ± 4.0) <0.001 1.94 1.21, 2.67 <0.001
  1. #LL = Lower limit and UL = Upper limit