Table 1

Distribution of demographics by (body mass index) BMI groups
Total N=5,495 Normal weight (BMI:18.6-24.9) N=1,790 Overweight (BMI:25.0-29.9) N=1,739 Obese (BMI: 30+) N=1,966 Odds ratio (95% CI)
Overweight versus normal Obese versus normal
All women 100% 32% 32% 36% - -
Age, median (IQR) 27 (22–37) 22 (20–28) 27 (22–36) 34 (26–40) - -
<25 2203 (40%) 1,147 (64%) 694 (40%) 362 (18%) 1 1
25-29 908 (16%) 273 (15%) 316 (18%) 319 (16%) 1.91 (1.59,2.31) 3.70 (3.03,4.52)
30-34 700 (13%) 129 (7%) 241 (14%) 330 (17%) 3.09 (2.44,3.90) 8.11 (6.41,10.26)
35+ 1684 (31%) 241 (13%) 488 (28%) 955 (49%) 3.35 (2.79,4.01) 12.56 (10.44,15.10)
Education level
At least high school 1649 (30%) 644 (36%) 522 (30%) 452 (23%) 1 1
Less than high school 3846 (70%) 1146 (64%) 1217 (70%) 1514 (77%) 1.47 (1.27,1.70) 1.59 (1.38,1.83)
Employment status
Yes 1044 (19%) 161 (15%) 348 (20%) 433 (22%) 1 1
No 4451 (81%) 1529 (85%) 1391 (80%) 1533 (78%) 1.40 (1.14,1.72) 1.61 (1.32,1.96)

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Wand and Ramjee BMC Public Health 2013 13:159   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-159

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