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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of reproductive age group women in Ethiopia, EDHS 2016, (N = 2848)

From: Education and prevalence of overweight and obesity among reproductive age group women in Ethiopia: analysis of the 2016 Ethiopian demographic and health survey data

Characteristics Response Frequency Percentage
Educational status of respondents No education 1231 43.2
Primary 990 34.8
Secondary 365 12.8
Higher 262 9.2
Respondents age 15–24 years old 728 25.6
25-34 years old 1306 45.9
> = 35 years old 814 28.6
Religion Orthodox 1516 53.2
Catholic 21 0.7
Protestant 623 21.9
Muslim 674 23.7
Others 14 0.5
Region of respondents Tigray 330 11.6
Afar 70 2.5
Amhara 532 18.7
Oromia 363 12.7
Somali 16 0.6
Benishangul 207 7.3
SNNPR 480 16.9
Gambella 192 6.7
Harari 146 5.1
Addis Ababa 354 12.4
Dire Dawa 158 5.5
Area of residence Urban 1054 37.0
Rural 1794 63.0
Employment status Not employed 1243 43.6
Employed 1605 56.4
Husband/partners educational status No education 899 31.6
Primary 1089 38.2
Secondary 465 16.3
Higher 395 13.9
Respondents wealth index Poor 698 24.5
Medium 453 15.9
Rich 1697 59.6