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Table 3 Percentage* of respondents classified as overweight by Standard of Living

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
SoL**
Rural Lower SoL 3.13 4.29 7.63 2.76 7.91 1.88 2.37 7.13 1.70 4.70
Middle SoL 9.66 10.96 12.96 6.41 9.57 5.02 6.94 12.28 4.83 7.77
Higher SoL 24.79 27.42 27.25 18.10 23.98 16.04 19.96 25.21 16.49 17.67
Ratio (Higher: Lower SoL) 7.92 6.39 3.57 6.55 3.03 8.54 8.41 3.53 9.68 3.76
SoL**
Urban Lower SoL 16.62 19.6 26.48 10.98 19.88 11.48 13.58 20.36 5.55 11.15
Middle SoL 39.06 32.62 38.53 23.36 27.48 33.06 29.27 34.72 17.19 21.69
Higher SoL 49.64 46.5 44.45 29.04 38.76 38.29 43.79 44.83 31.13 30.69
Ratio (Higher: Lower SoL) 2.99 2.37 1.68 2.64 1.95 3.34 3.22 2.20 5.61 2.75
  1. *All percentages were calculated using sampling weights
  2. **Chi-squared test p value of the variable’s association with overweight: p < 0.001