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Table 3 Distribution of BMI category among mothers’ age groups

From: Obesity and overweight: prevalence and associated socio demographic factors among mothers in three different areas in the Gaza Strip-Palestine: a cross-sectional study

Variables BMI Normal weight (18.5-24.9) Underweight (< 18.5) Overweight (25.0-29.9) Obesity (≥ 30.0)
Age group (year) Mean (SD) n = 121 (%) n = 7 (%) n = 123 (%) n = 105 (%)
18-28 25.7 (5.0) 72 (49.0) 6 (4.1) 46 (31.3) 23 (15.6)
29-39 29.13 (5.79) 45 (26.0) 1 (0.6) 65 (37.6) 62 (35.8)
40-50 32.86 (6.2) 4 (10.8) 0 (0.0) 12 (32.4) 21 (56.8)
  1. Pearson Chi-Square Test, Significant level at p < 0.05.
  2. BMI classification [12].