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Table 2 BMI status by sex and site in population samples from Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria and South Africa

From: Urban–rural and geographic differences in overweight and obesity in four sub-Saharan African adult populations: a multi-country cross-sectional study

  BMI Status (Kg/M2)
  Underweight (BMI < 18.5 kg/m2) Normal (BMI 18.5–24.9 Kg/m2) Overweight (BMI 25–29.9 Kg/m2) Obese (BMI ≥30 Kg/m2) Total
Country site and Sex n (row %) n (row %) n (row %) n (row %) n (column %)
Rural Uganda
 Male 3 (3.7) 48 (59.3) 28 (35.5) 2 (2.4) 81 (52.3)
 Female 1 (1.4) 38 (51.4) 31 (41.9) 14 (18.9) 74 (47.7)
Peri-urban Uganda
 Male 8 (6.1) 101 (77.1) 18 (13.7) 4 (3.1) 131 (45.6)
 Female 9 (5.8) 60 (3.8) 51 (32.7) 36 (23.1) 156 (54.4)
Tanzania
 Male 0 (0.0) 7 (24.1) 8 (27.6) 14 (48.3) 29 (17.3)
 Female 1 (0.7) 36 (25.2) 50 (36.0) 53 (38.1) 139 (82.7)
Nigeria
 Male 0 (0.0) 13 (31.0) 14 (33.3) 15 (35.7) 42 (35.9)
 Female 1 (1.3) 24 (32.0) 29 (38.7) 21 (28.0) 75 (64.1)
South Africa
 Male 0 (0) 28 (20.1) 57 (41.0) 54 (38.8) 139 (29.5)
 Female 1 (0.3) 42 (12.7) 88 (26.5) 201 (60.5) 332 (70.5)