Table 1

Sociodemographic and personal characteristics of the study population

Characteristics

All

n = 493

% Overweight/obese (95% CI)

n = 315


Location

Malir/Korangi

144

64.6 (54.9-74.3)

Clifton

200

69.0 (61.3-76.7)

Community Health Centre

149

56.4 (45.8-67.0)


Age

< 40

309

54.7 (47.2-62.2)

≥ 40

184

79.3 (72.7-85.9)


Gender

Male

317

66.6 (60.2-73.0)

Female

176

59.1 (49.7-68.5)


Educational status (n = 489)

Illiterate

23

78.3 (59.3-97.3)

Undergrad

160

59.4 (49.5-69.3)

Graduate

244

65. 6 (58.2-73.0)

Postgraduate

62

61.3 (45.8-76.8)


Feelings about weight

Happy/Don't think

337

57 (50-64)

Unhappy

156

78.8 (71.6-86.0)


Knowledge of ones's ideal weight

Don't know weight

399

65.9 (60.2-71.6)

Know weight

94

55.3 (41.8-68.8)


Weight checked in last two years

Not checked

73

61.6( 47.4-75.8)

Checked

420

64.3 (58.6-70.01)


Weight advice given by health professionals

Not given

354

57.1 (50.3-63.9)

Given

139

81.3 (74.1-88.5)


Presence of comorbid conditions

(DM, HTN, dyslipidemia)

Yes

124

58.1 (46.7-69.5)

No

369

65.9 (59.9-71.9)


Bhanji et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:363   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-363

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