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Table 2 Magnitude of adulthood obesity, overweight and abdominal obesity by famine exposure status, sex of participant and residency, Wollo Zone, Raya Kobo district, Northeast Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 1384)

From: Impact of early life famine exposure on adulthood anthropometry among survivors of the 1983–1985 Ethiopian Great famine: a historical cohort study

Famine exposure status
Variables Early life exposeda Prenatal exposed Postnatal exposed Adolescence exposed Non-exposed P-value
Overweight, n (%) 159 (15.4) 49 (14.2) 45 (13.2) 65 (18.8) 51 (14.6) 0.05
Sex, n (%)
 Female 80 (13.5) 20 (9.9) 27 (13.0) 33 (18.2) 16 (9. 4) 0.70
 Male 79 (17.9) 29 (28.6) 18 (13.3) 32 (19.4) 35 (9.4)
Residence (%)
 Urban 58 (17.9) 15 (14.0) 17 (16.5) 26 (22.8) 10 (9.8) 0.67
 Rural 101 (14.3) 34 (14.3) 28 (11.7) 39 (16.8) 41 (16.5)
General Obesity, n (%) 91 (8.8) 77 (22.4) (1.2) 10 (1.9) 77 (22.0) < 0.001*
Sex, n (%)
 Female 53 (9.0%) 47 (23.0) 2 (1.0) 4 (2.0) 46 (27.1) < 0.001*
 Male 38 (8.6%) 30 (21.3) 2 (1.5) 6 (3.6%) 31 (17.2)
Residence, n (%)
 Urban 32 (9.9) 23 (22.5) 1 (1.0) 9 (7.9) 23 (22.5) < 0.001*
 Rural 59 (8.3) 55 (23.7) 3 (1.3) 1 (0.1) 54 (21.8)
Abdominal obesity, n (%) 335 (32.5) 102 (29.7) 109 (31.9) 124 (35.8) 108 (30.9) 0.57
Sex, n (%)
 Female 179 (30.3) 59 (29.1) 64 (30.9) 56 (30.9) 53 (31.2) 0.82
 Male 156 (35.4) 43 (30.5) 45 (33.3) 68 (41.2) 55 (30.6)
Residence, n (%)
 Urban 119 (36.7) 32 (29.9) 35 (34.0) 52 (45.6) 33 (32.4) 0.42
 Rural 216 (30.5) 70 (29) 74 (31.0) 72 (31.0) 75 (30.2)
  1. aPrenatal, post-natal and adolescence exposed, P-value—represents χ2-test for categorical variables, * Statistical significance