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Table 1 Characteristics of non-pregnant reproductive age women in urban Ethiopia, 2011 EDHS, (Nw = 3602)

From: Overweight and obesity and its socio-demographic correlates among urban Ethiopian women: evidence from the 2011 EDHS

Variables Frequency (%)
Age Group§
 15–19 996 (27.7)
 20–29 1438 (39.9)
 30–39 783 (21.7)
 40–49 385 (10.7)
Region of residence  
 Tigray 280 (7.8)
 Three Metropolis 886 (24.6)
 Amhara 893 (24.8)
 Oromia 857 (23.8)
 SNNPR* 477 (13.2)
 Other Regions 209 (5.8)
Wealth quintiles  
 Poorest 798 (22.1)
 Poorer 674 (18.7)
 Middle 712 (19.8)
 Richer 709 (19.7)
 Richest 709 (19.7)
Educational status  
 No formal education 781 (21.7)
 Primary (grade 1–8th) 1542 (42.8)
 Secondary and above (grade 9th+) 1279 (35.5)
Parity  
 No child 1726 (47.9)
 1–4 children 1485 (41.2)
 5+ children 391 (10.9)
Marital status  
 Single 1523 (42.3)
 Married 1602 (44.5)
 Divorced/widowed 477 (13.2)
Working status  
 Not working 1509 (41.9)
 White-collar Work 1450 (40.3)
 Manual Work 619 (17.1)
 Others 24 (0.7)
Nutritional status  
 Underweight 718 (19.9)
 Normal 2350 (65.2)
 Overweight 435 (12.1)
 Obesity 99 (2.8)
  1. *SNNPR = Southern Nations and Nationalities and Peoples Region
  2. NW = Total weighted count excluding pregnant women and women with extreme BMI values (<12.00 kg /m2 and > 50.00 kg /m2)
  3. § = age classification used in EDHS reports (2005 and 2011) under maternal nutritional status section