Skip to main content

Table 1 Survey information and selected characteristics for 30 sub-Saharan African countries

From: Complex association between rural/urban residence, household wealth and women’s overweight: evidence from 30 cross-sectional national household surveys in Africa

DHS Survey Sample size Per capita Gross National Income, 2012 Life expectancy at birth, 2012 % urban population in 2012 % women with BMI ≥ 25 2014 Total fertility rate % adults HIV positive 2012
Benin 2011 13633 760 59 46 34 4.9 1
Botswana 2007 4904 7650 62 62 53 2.7 23
Burkina Faso 2010 6996 670 58 27 26 6 1
Burundi 2010 3807 240 56 11 19 6 1
Cameroon 2011 6644 1190 57 53 37 5 5
Congo Brazzaville 2011/2 4634 2550 59 64 36 5 3
Cote d'Ivoire 2012 3966 1220 53 52 34 5 3
DR Congo 2007 3800 370 52 35 24 6 1
Ethiopia 2011 13675 410 64 17 23 5 1
Gabon 2012 4599 10020 63 86 45 4 4
Ghana 2008 4185 1580 62 53 40 4 1
Guinea 2012 3876 440 58 36 29 5 2
Kenya 2008/9 7187 870 61 24 30 5 6
Lesotho 2009 3593 1480 50 28 45 3 23
Liberia 2007 5757 370 62 48 30 5 1
Madagascar 2009 7153 420 64 33 27 5 1
Malawi 2010 6405 320 59 16 27 6 11
Mali 2006 11304 660 57 36 27 7 1
Mozambique 2011 11318 510 53 31 27 6 11
Namibia 2007 8541 5700 67 39 50 4 13
Niger 2012 3889 390 59 18 23 8 1
Nigeria 2008 26486 2460 54 50 37 6 3
Rwanda 2011 6178 600 65 19 24 5 3
Senegal 2010/1 4820 1030 64 43 34 5 1
Sierra Leone 2008 2960 530 46 40 30 5 2
Swaziland 2008 4371 3100 54 21 49 4 27
Tanzania 2010 8426 570 61 27 30 5 5
Uganda 2011 2201 480 57 16 26 6 7
Zambia 2007 5775 1410 57 40 33 6 13
Zimbabwe 2010 7567 800 58 39 38 4 15
Sample average   1627 58 37 33 5 6
Sub-Saharan Africa   1606 56 37 35 5 5
  1. Sources: World Bank: GNI, Population Size, % urban, Life expectancy, WHO % women with BMI > =25, DHS Total fertility rate, UNAIDS HIV rate