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Table 1 Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity by Demographic Characteristics

From: Overweight and obesity prevalence among public servants in Nadowli district, Ghana, and associated risk factors: a cross-sectional study

Variable Overall (%) Normal (%) Overweight (%) Obese (%) P value
Age (years; mean = 32.72,SD = 8.605)
 Younger (<40) 225 (83.0) 159 (89.8) 57 (70.4) 9 (69.2) 0.125
 Older (>40) 46 (17.0) 18 (10.2) 24 (29.6) 4 (30.8)
Sex
 Male 171 (63.3) 119 (67.2) 47 (58.8) 5 (38.5) 0.075
 Female 99 (36.7) 58 (32.8) 33 (41.2) 8 (61.5)
Marital Status
 Married 171 (63.8) 98 (56.3) 61 (75.3) 12 (92.3) 0.001
 Unmarried 97 (36.2) 76 (43.7) 20 (24.7) 1 (7.7)
Religion
 Christianity 230 (85.2) 157 (88.7) 64 (80) 9 (69.2) 0.063
 Islam 40 (14.8) 20 (11.3) 16 (20) 4 (30.8)
Highest Educational level
 Pre-Tertiary 9 (3.3) 5 (2.8) 4 (4.9) 0 (0) 0.537
 Tertiary 262 (96.7) 172 (97.2) 77 (95.1) 13 (100)