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Table 3 Odds ratios and their 95 % confidence intervals (CIs) for overweight and obesity among women due to place of residence, education and wealth index across countries

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

Country Percentagesa OR (95 % CI)
Residence, urban vs. rural Education, high vs. low Wealth index, rich vs. poor
Benin, 2006 27.3 1.66 (1.55–1.79) 0.96 (0.88–1.05) 2.10 (1.95–2.26)
Burkina Faso, 2010 11.2 4.27 (3.70–4.92) 2.55 (2.16–3.02) 4.46 (3.80–5.22)
Burundi, 2010 8.3 5.75 (4.72–6.99) 3.11 (2.54–3.82) 4.01 (3.24–4.97)
Cameroon, 2011 32.6 2.25 (2.04–2.48) 1.66 (1.51–1.82) 2.51 (2.28–2.76)
Chad 7.9 5.16 (4.05–6.57) 3.30 (2.48–4.40) NA
Comoros 37.7 1.44 (1.29–1.63) 0.65 (0.58–0.73) 1.31 (1.17–1.47)
Congo (Brazzaville) 2011–12 26.2 2.55 (2.24–2.92) 1.91 (1.66–2.19) 3.21 (2.78–3.69)
Congo Republic, 2007 11.4 2.56 (2.14–3.06) 1.92 (1.62–2.28) 2.74 (2.30–3.28)
Cote d’Ivoire, 2011–12 25.7 2.56 (2.14–3.06) 1.14 (0.96–1.35) 2.65 (2.31–3.04)
Ethiopia, 2011 5.9 7.94 (6.95–9.07) 3.71 (3.27–4.21) 7.86 (6.66–9.28)
Gabon, 2012 44.9 1.24 (1.10–1.40) 1.06 (0.95–1.18) 1.73 (1.53–1.96)
Ghana, 2008 30.3 3.01 (2.64–3.43) 1.75 (1.54–1.99) 4.12 (3.61–4.70)
Guinean, 2005 19.5 3.02 (2.60–3.50) 1.53 (1.29–1.83) 3.30 (2.82–3.85)
Kenya, 2008 25.2 2.49 (2.25–2.76) 2.07 (1.87–2.29) 3.13 (2.82–3.48)
Lesotho, 2009 42.6 1.65 (1.43–1.91) 1.32 (1.16–1.50) 2.07 (1.82–2.36)
Liberia, 2007 20.2 1.95 (1.73–2.19) 1.61 (1.41–1.83) 2.22 (1.98–2.50)
Madagascar, 2008–09 6.3 3.28 (2.76–3.90) 2.91 (2.44–3.46) 4.66 (3.80–5.71)
Malawi, 2010 17.7 2.14 (1.84–2.50) 1.61 (1.40–1.86) 2.19 (1.94–2.48)
Mali, 2006 17.5 3.34 (2.90–3.84) 1.44 (1.21–1.72) 3.10 (2.68–3.59)
Mozambique, 2011 16.7 3.02 (2.77–3.30) 1.84 (1.67–2.01) 4.53 (4.10–5.01)
Namibia, 2006–07 28.5 2.14 (1.95–2.34) 1.27 (1.15–1.40) 2.76 (2.52–3.03)
Niger, 2006 17.1 3.97 (3.44–4.57) 1.77 (1.46–2.15) 3.18 (2.74–3.69)
Nigeria, 2013 25.1 2.11 (2.02–2.21) 1.67 (1.59–1.75) 2.90 (2.76–3.04)
Rwanda, 2010 17.5 2.10 (1.82–2.43) 1.68 (1.45–1.95) 2.33 (2.05–2.64)
Sao Tome, 2008–09 34.8 1.29 (1.09–1.53) 0.79 (0.66–0.96) 1.43 (1.20–1.70)
Senegal, 2010–11 21.3 2.18 (1.90–2.50) 0.77 (0.65–0.93) 1.90 (1.66–2.19)
Sierra Leon, 2008 29.9 1.59 (1.38–1.84) 1.29 (1.10–1.53) 1.38 (1.19–1.59)
Swaziland, 2006–07 51.0 1.32 (1.16–1.49) 1.13 (1.01–1.27) 1.63 (1.46–1.83)
Tanzania, 2010 21.3 2.64 (2.38–2.94) 1.56 (1.41–1.74) 3.62 (3.27–4.01)
Uganda, 2011 19.2 3.20 (2.63–3.89) 2.18 (1.79–2.65) 4.68 (3.77–5.82)
Zambia, 2007 20.0 2.72 (2.41–3.07) 1.78 (1.58–2.01) 3.15 (2.78–3.57)
Zimbabwe, 2010–11 31.9 2.06 (1.88–2.26) 1.16 (1.05–1.28) 2.18 (1.98–2.39)
Pooled value for the region 22.5 2.35 (2.31–2.40) 1.81 (1.78–1.85) 2.45 (2.40–2.50)
  1. NA data not available
  2. aPercentages of overweight and obesity cases