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Table 1 BMI distribution of the study sample and types of assets owned by their household

From: Recreation, transportation or labour saving? Examining the association between household asset ownership and body mass index among Ghanaian women

  Percentage (%)
BMI category  
 Normal weight 67.48
 Overweight 22.40
 Obese 10.12
Type of household asset (owned)  
Recreation  
 Television 47.85
 DVD/VCD 28.33
 Computer 6.71
Transportation  
 Car/Truck 8.70
 Motorcycle 5.91
 Bicycle 29.69
Labour saving  
 Refrigerator 30.89
 Washing machine 0.75
Household asset index  
Categorical  
 0 33.03
 1 23.80
 2 15.53
 3 14.24
 4 7.86
 5 3.74
 6 1.46
 7 0.33
Continuous (Mean) 1.59
Total N (weighted) 4010
  1. Source of data: Ghana Demographic and Health Survey, 2008