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Table 2 Prevalence of overweight and obesity with their 95 % confidence intervals (CIs) among women by countries

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

Country Prevalence of overweight (95 % CI) Prevalence of obesity (95 % CI)
Benin, 2006 19.4 (18.8–20.0) 6.4 (6.0–6.8)
Burkina Faso, 2010 8.0 (7.5–8.6) 2.8 (2.4–3.1)
Burundi, 2010 8.3 (7.5–9.1) 2.3 (1.9–2.8)
Cameroon, 2011 22.0 (21.0–22.9) 10.2 (9.5–10.9)
Chad 8.9 (8.0–9.8) 2.5 (2.0–3.0)
Comoros 25.3 (24.1–26.5) 13.1 (12.2–14.1)
Congo (Brazzaville) 2011–12 14.6 (13.7–15.5) 5.7 (5.1–6.4)
Congo Republic, 2007 10.4 (9.6–11.3) 2.6 (2.1–3.0)
Cote d’Ivoire, 2011–12 17.6 (16.5–18.7) 5.9 (5.3–6.6)
Ethiopia, 2011 6.2 (5.8–6.6) 1.7 (1.5–2.0)
Gabon, 2012 23.6 (22.5–24.7) 14.9 (13.9–15.8)
Ghana, 2008 19.8 (18.6–20.9) 8.5 (7.7–9.3)
Guinean, 2005 14.5 (13.5–15.6) 4.4 (3.8–5.0)
Kenya, 2008 17.9 (17.0–18.7) 7.5 (6.9–8.0)
Lesotho, 2009 24.5 (23.1–25.8) 15.8 (14.7–16.9)
Liberia, 2007 15.4 (14.6–16.3) 5.6 (5.1–6.2)
Madagascar, 2008–09 5.6 (5.1–6.1) 1.1 (0.9-1.4)
Malawi, 2010 13.5 (12.7–14.3) 3.2 (2.8–3.6)
Mali, 2006 13.5 (12.6–14.4) 5.8 (5.2–6.5)
Mozambique, 2011 15.1 (14.5–15.7) 5.3 (4.9–5.6)
Namibia, 2006–07 16.3 (15.6–17.0) 11.6 (11.0–12.3)
Niger, 2006 15.2 (14.3–16.2) 4.9 (4.3–5.5)
Nigeria, 2013 17.8 (17.3–18.1) 7.6 (7.3–7.8)
Rwanda, 2010 15.6 (14.7–16.4) 2.4 (2.0–2.7)
Sao Tome, 2008–09 23.0 (21.3–24.7) 11.2 (10.0–12.5)
Senegal, 2010–11 13.3 (12.4–14.2) 5.1 (4.5–5.7)
Sierra Leon, 2008 21.3 (20.0–22.7) 9.9 (8.9–10.9)
Swaziland, 2006–07 27.7 (26.4–29.0) 23.0 (21.8–24.2)
Tanzania, 2010 15.5 (14.8–16.2) 6.2 (5.7–6.7)
Uganda, 2011 15.3 (14.0–16.7) 4.6 (3.8–5.4)
Zambia, 2007 15.0 (14.1–15.8) 4.6 (4.1–5.1)
Zimbabwe, 2010–11 20.7 (19.9–21.6) 9.9 (9.3–10.6)
Pooled prevalence for the region 15.9 (15.7–16.0) 6.7 (6.6–6.8)