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Table 2 Prevalence of overweight/obesity: whole cohort, by gender, by age-group and by SES

From: Overweight and obesity in children aged 3–13 years in urban Cameroon: a cross-sectional study of prevalence and association with socio-economic status

  Prevalence (95% CI)   
Whole cohort
 Overweight/obesity 12.5 (10.8, 14.4)%   
 Normal/underweight 87.5 (85.6, 89.2)%   
 Obesity 2.9 (2.1, 4.0)%   
 Overweight 9.6 (8.1, 11.3)%   
 Normal weight 83.6 (81.5, 85.5)%   
 Underweight 3.9 (3.0, 5.0)%   
By gender Boys Girls  
 Overweight/obesity 11.8 (9.5, 14.5)% 13.2 (10.9, 16.0)%  
 Normal/underweight 88.2 (85.5, 90.5)% 86.8 (84.0, 89.1)%  
 Obesity 2.6 (1.6, 4.1)% 3.2 (2.1, 4.8)%  
 Overweight 9.2 (7.2, 11.6)% 10.0 (8.0, 12.5)%  
 Normal weight 84.4 (81.4, 87.0)% 82.8 (79.8, 85.5)%  
 Underweight 3.8 (2.6, 5.6)% 3.9 (2.7, 5.7)%  
By age groups <6 years 6–10years >10 years
 Overweight/obesity 17.6 (13.1, 23.2)% 11.6 (9.7, 13.9)% 11.1 (7.6, 16.0)%
 Normal/underweight 82.4 (76.8, 86.9)% 88.4 (86.1, 90.3)% 88.9 (84.0, 92.4)%
 Obesity 4.1 (2.1, 7.6)% 2.9 (2.0, 4.2)% 1.8 (0.7, 4.7)%
 Overweight 13.5 (9.6, 18.7)% 8.7 (7.0, 10.7)% 9.3 (6.1, 13.9)%
 Normal weight 78.8 (72.9, 83.7)% 84.8 (82.3, 87.0)% 83.6 (78.1, 87.8)%
 Underweight 3.6 (1.8, 7.1)% 3.6 (2.5, 5.0)% 5.3 (3.0, 9.2)%
By SES HSES LSES  
 Overweight/obesity 17.1 (14.4, 20.1)% 7.9 (6.1, 10.2)%  
 Normal/underweight 82.9 (79.9, 85.6)% 92.1 (89.8, 93.9)%  
 Obesity 4.3 (3.0, 6.1)% 1.5 (0.8, 2.8)%  
 Overweight 12.8 (10.5, 15.5)% 6.4 (4.8, 8.5)%  
 Normal weight 78.8 (75.5, 81.7)% 88.5 (85.9, 90.7)%  
 Underweight 4.2 (2.9, 6.0)% 3.6 (2.4, 5.3)%  
  1. CI confidence interval, HSES High socioeconomic status, LSES Low socioeconomic status, SES Socioeconomic status