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Table 2 Percentage* of respondents classified as overweight by education level

From: Do trends in the prevalence of overweight by socio-economic position differ between India’s most and least economically developed states?

  Most developed states Least developed states
Women Men Women Men
1998–99 2005–06 2015–16 2005–06 2015–16 1998–99 2005–06 2015–16 2005–06 2015–16
Education**
Rural No Education 4.09 7.90 16.52 4.31 13.85 2.43 3.69 11.74 2.21 6.29
Primary Education 10.07 15.46 20.73 8.13 19.81 4.44 6.23 14.31 1.64 7.42
Secondary Education 13.74 18.43 24.51 9.41 19.31 6.33 9.86 17.51 4.45 9.88
Higher Education 20.99 28.20 29.51 19.27 25.54 11.01 16.47 22.38 15.37 18.57
Ratio (Higher: No education) 5.14 3.57 1.79 4.47 1.84 4.53 4.46 1.91 6.94 2.95
Education**
Urban No Education 16.62 21.27 34.77 11.71 15.90 8.98 14.38 28.74 4.61 14.59
Primary Education 21.10 25.62 37.07 13.61 29.46 13.05 19.92 29.68 7.00 15.28
Secondary Education 25.42 32.54 39.79 17.70 28.43 18.87 27.74 34.80 11.24 19.42
Higher Education 35.16 37.70 40.21 27.52 40.79 29.34 37.75 42.10 26.39 30.55
Ratio (Higher: No education) 2.12 1.77 1.16 2.35 2.56 3.27 2.63 1.47 5.72 2.09
  1. *All percentages were calculated using sampling weights
  2. **Chi-squared test p value of the variable’s association with overweight: p < 0.001