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Table 2 Distribution of study sample by type of household asset and BMI

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

Type of household asset Percentage (%) in BMI category Chi-Square P-value
  Normal weight Overweight Obese  
Recreation     
 Television     0.000
  Yes 56.47 27.93 15.60  
  No 77.59 17.32 5.09  
 DVD/VCD     0.000
  Yes 53.52 27.89 18.58  
  No 73.00 20.23 6.78  
 Computer     0.000
  Yes 50.24 29.06 20.70  
  No 68.72 21.92 9.36  
Transportation     
 Car/Truck     0.000
  Yes 58.68 23.06 18.26  
  No 68.32 22.33 9.35  
 Motorcycle     0.057
  Yes 63.33 28.92 7.74  
  No 67.74 21.99 10.27  
 Bicycle     0.057
  Yes 72.53 19.55 7.92  
  No 65.35 23.60 11.05  
Labour saving     
 Refrigerator     0.000
  Yes 52.68 30.16 17.16  
  No 74.09 18.93 6.98  
 Washing machine     0.014
  Yes 51.52 21.05 27.43  
  No 67.60 22.41 9.99  
  1. Source of data: Ghana Demographic and Health Survey, 2008