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Table 1 Description of Included Surveys and Overall Overweight Prevalence in 34 SSA Countries

From: Is the positive association between middle-income and rich household wealth and adult sub-Saharan African women’s overweight status modified by the level of education attainment? A cross-sectional study of 22 countries

Country and Survey YearTotal DHS sample /complete BMI casesMissing BMI data (% of total BMI sample)Exclusions (Numbers)Overweight Prevalence and 95% CI
Low Income Countries
1. Benin 2011–201216,599/12,811372 (2.8)Adolescents (1869), Pregnant women (1547)28.9 (27.9–30.0)
2. Chad 2014–201517,719/83674655 (35.7)Adolescent (2411), Pregnant women (2286)12.6 (11.6–13.6)
3. Comoros 20125329/4102122 (2.9)Adolescents (779), Pregnant women (326)41.0 (38.7–43.3)
4. Congo DRC 2013–201418,827/70317168 (50.5)Adolescents (2376), Pregnant women (2252)17.3 (15.3–19.3)
5. Gambia 201310,233/36034457 (55.3)Adolescents (1374), Pregnant women (799)24.9 (23.2–26.6)
6. Liberia 20139239/36543648 (50.0)Adolescents (1192), Pregnant women (745)29.7 (27.0–32.5)
7. Malawi 2015–201624,562/644313,264 (67.3)Adolescents (3170), Pregnant women (1685)23.1 (21.7–24.4)
8. Rwanda 2014–201513,497/53615450 (50.4)Adolescents (1743), Pregnant women (943)22.5 (21.2–23.8)
9. Sierra Leone 201316,658/62696653 (51.5)Adolescents (2416), Pregnant women (1.320)20.3 (18.5–22.0)
10. Tanzania 2015–201613,266/10,36986 (0.8)Adolescents (1749), Pregnant women (1062)31.4 (29.9–33.0)
11. Togo 2013–20149480/38753796 (49.5)Adolescents (1019), Pregnant women (790)33.3 (31.5–35.2)
12. Zimbabwe 20159955/7758251 (3.1)Adolescent (1348), Pregnant women (569)38.9 (37.3–40.4)
Lower-middle Income Countries
13. Cameroon 201115,426/60915804 (48.8)Adolescents (2142), Pregnant women (1389)35.1 (33.5–36.6)
14. Congo 2011–201210,819/44144072 (48.0)Adolescents (1326), Pregnant women (1007)29.3 (26.9–31.7)
15. Ghana 20149396/38453785 (49.6)Adolescents (1101), Pregnant women (665)44.3 (42.0–46.6)
16. Kenya 201431,079/11,76213,581 (53.6)Adolescents (3769), Pregnant women (1967)35.8 (34.4–37.2)
17. Lesotho 20146621/27642656 (49.0)Adolescents (949), Pregnant women (252)49.3 (47.0–51.7)
18. Nigeria 201338,948/29,304442 (1.49)Adolescents (4946), Pregnant women (4256)27.6 (26.6–28.6)
19. Swaziland 2006–20074987/3855110 (2.8)Adolescents (782), Pregnant women (240)56.6 (54.8–58.5)
20. Zambia 2013–201416,411/12,809137 (1.1)Adolescent (2168), Pregnant women (1297)25.1 (24.0–26.1)
Upper-middle Income Countries
21. Gabon 20128422/42652251 (34.5)Adolescents (1121), Pregnant women (785)48.7 (46.2–51.3)
22. Namibia 201310,018/44073994 (47.5)Adolescents (1072), Pregnant women (545)35.2 (33.4–37.0)