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Table 1 Characteristics of women in Demographic Health Surveys across countries

From: Overweight and obesity among women: analysis of demographic and health survey data from 32 Sub-Saharan African Countries

Country Na Mean age (years) Urban residents (%) Lowest house-hold wealth quintile (%) Highest house-hold wealth quintile (%) No education (%) Mean value of total children ever born
Benin, 2006 16071 28.93 45.6 17.1 23.8 60.0 2.77
Burkina Faso, 2010 8503 28.72 26.7 18.2 24.4 74.0 3.27
Burundi, 2010 4616 27.74 10.5 20.0 20.0 45.4 2.74
Cameroon, 2011 7872 27.82 54.0 15.8 24.3 19.0 2.73
Chad 3801 28.26 18.5 NA NA 77.1 4.42
Comoros 5155 27.68 33.4 16.3 22.0 31.2 2.19
Congo (Brazzaville) 2011-12 5480 28.48 66.8 17.7 20.3 5.7 2.54
Congo Republic, 2007 4763 28.52 45.0 18.7 21.9 22.1 3.08
Cote d’Ivoire, 2011-12 4694 28.20 49.6 18.0 23.6 54.4 2.70
Ethiopia, 2011 16065 27.70 23.3 18.2 25.1 51.0 2.91
Gabon, 2012 5408 28.68 88.4 14.8 21.9 4.5 2.35
Ghana, 2008 4822 28.99 48.5 15.8 23.1 21.2 2.33
Guinean, 2005 4756 28.16 35.0 17.5 22.5 66.4 2.95
Kenya, 2008 8295 28.44 25.3 16.5 26.2 8.8 2.68
Lesotho, 2009 3903 28.19 32.6 14.6 26.0 1.2 1.82
Liberia, 2007 6951 29.43 42.1 17.7 22.0 42.7 3.11
Madagascar, 2008-09 8389 28.84 16.9 17.9 24.2 19.2 2.88
Malawi, 2010 7554 27.95 19.6 16.9 24.4 15.2 3.06
Mali, 2006 5261 28.77 24.2 19.9 22.9 75.0 3.35
Mozambique, 2011 13619 28.58 34.5 19.0 23.4 31.3 2.90
Namibia, 2006-07 9446 28.31 47.7 16.9 22.9 6.7 1.92
Niger, 2006 5149 28.83 17.6 17.7 21.3 80.7 4.22
Nigeria, 2013 38263 28.81 42.1 18.2 22.8 37.7 3.07
Rwanda, 2010 6948 28.23 15.2 18.1 21.9 15.3 2.38
Sao Tome, 2008-09 2246 29.02 63.3 17.5 24.1 5.9 2.73
Senegal, 2010-11 5768 27.97 49.1 16.3 24.1 57.4 2.73
Sierra Leon, 2008 3487 29.26 34.7 18.4 21.4 67.8 3.08
Swaziland, 2006-07 4853 27.73 26.1 15.8 24.9 8.0 2.28
Tanzania, 2010 10002 28.58 28.4 16.7 23.6 18.9 2.89
Uganda, 2011 2666 27.94 20.6 17.3 25.7 12.2 3.43
Zambia, 2007 7037 28.08 42.1 17.5 25.0 10.4 3.04
Zimbabwe, 2010-11 8806 28.17 37.7 17.1 24.4 2.3 2.11
  1. a Number of women of reproductive age (15–49 years) group who had information on BMI
  2. NA data not available